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Dietmar Rafolt
Assoc.Prof.Dipl.Ing. Dr. Dietmar Rafolt, PhD

Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering
Position: Associate Professor

T +43 1 40400 19910

Further Information


Biomedical Engineering; Biomedical Technology; Electric Stimulation; Electromagnetic Fields; Pulmonary Ventilation; Remote Sensing Technology; Respiratory Mechanics; Telemetry; Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation; Ventilators, Mechanical; Wireless Technology

Research group(s)

Research interests

Research interest includes Sensor Technologies, Analog Design, Functional Electric and Magnetic stimulation, Haptic Interfaces, Electrophysiology, TMS, Biomechanics and Biotelemetry.

Development of low cost ventilarors (Covid-19 FFG-Emergency call). Member of Austrian Standard International - Working Group - 051.71 Body Protection development of PSE (personal safety equiment). Establishment of a standard for spinal rotation protection devices.

Selected publications

  1. Budini, F.,Gallasch E, Christova M, Rafolt D, Rauscher AB, Tilp M., 2017. One minute static stretch of plantar flexors transiently increases H reflex excitability and exerts no effect on corticospinal pathways. Experimental Physiology, 102(8), pp.901-910. Available at:
  2. Jagos, H., Rafolt D. et al., 2015. A Framework for (Tele-) Monitoring of the Rehabilitation Progress in Stroke Patients. Applied Clinical Informatics, 6(4), pp.757-768. Available at:
  3. Gallasch E, Christova M, Kunz A, Rafolt D, Golaszewski S., 2015. Modulation of sensorimotor cortex by repetitive peripheral magnetic stimulation. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9. Available at:
  4. Christova, M., Rafolt, D. & Gallasch, E., 2015. Cumulative effects of anodal and priming cathodal tDCS on pegboard test performance and motor cortical excitability. Behavioural Brain Research, 287, pp.27-33. Available at:
  5. Christova M, Rafolt D, Golaszewski S, Nardone R, Gallasch E., 2014. Electrical stimulation during skill training with a therapeutic glove enhances the induction of cortical plasticity and has a positive effect on motor memory. Behavioural Brain Research, 270, pp.171-178. Available at: