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Ursula Hofstötter
Ap.Prof. Ursula Hofstötter, MSc, PhD

Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering
Position: Associate Professor

ORCID: 0000-0002-3156-6483
T +43 1 40400 19720

Further Information


Central Pattern Generators; Locomotion; Recovery of Function; Rehabilitation; Spinal Cord; Spinal Cord Injuries; Spinal Cord Stimulation

Research group(s)

Research interests

I earned my PhD in Technical Mathematics from Vienna University of Technology in 2009. My research focuses on human motor control and locomotion as well as the development and application of neuromodulation techniques for individuals with spinal cord injury and other motor disorders.

Selected publications

  1. Hofstoetter, U.S. et al., 2021. Transcutaneous Spinal Cord Stimulation Enhances Walking Performance and Reduces Spasticity in Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis. Brain Sciences, 11(4), p.472. Available at:
  2. Hofstoetter, U.S. et al., 2021. Spinal motor mapping by epidural stimulation of lumbosacral posterior roots in humans. iScience, 24(1), p.101930. Available at:
  3. Hofstoetter, U.S. et al., 2020. Transcutaneous Spinal Cord Stimulation Induces Temporary Attenuation of Spasticity in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury. Journal of Neurotrauma, 37(3), pp.481–493. Available at:
  4. Minassian, K. et al., 2015. Spinal Rhythm Generation by Step-Induced Feedback and Transcutaneous Posterior Root Stimulation in Complete Spinal Cord–Injured Individuals. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, 30(3), pp.233–243. Available at:
  5. Danner, S.M. et al., 2015. Human spinal locomotor control is based on flexibly organized burst generators. Brain, 138(3), pp.577–588. Available at: