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Ursula Hofstötter
Ursula Hofstötter, MSc, PhD

Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering
Position: Research Associate (Postdoc)

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 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. Minassian, K. & Hofstoetter, U.S., 2016. Spinal Cord Stimulation and Augmentative Control Strategies for Leg Movement after Spinal Paralysis in Humans. CNS Neurosci Ther, p.n/a-n/a. Available at:
  2. Hofstoetter, U.S. et al., 2015. Augmentation of Voluntary Locomotor Activity by Transcutaneous Spinal Cord Stimulation in Motor-Incomplete Spinal Cord-Injured Individuals. Artificial Organs, 39(10), pp.E176-E186. Available at:
  3. 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:
  4. 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:
  5. Hofstoetter, U.S. et al., 2015. Periodic modulation of repetitively elicited monosynaptic reflexes of the human lumbosacral spinal cord. J Neurophysiol, 114(1), pp.400-410. Available at: