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Christoph Kast
Dipl.-Ing. Christoph Kast, BSc

Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Department of Surgery (Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery)
Position: PHD Student

T +43 1 40400 19900


Artificial Limbs; Biomedical Engineering; Electric Stimulation; Electrical Equipment and Supplies; Electrodes; Electromyography; Electronics, Medical; Electrophysiology; Spinal Cord Stimulation

Research group(s)

  • Christian Doppler Laboratory for Reconstruction of Extremity Function

Research interests

After graduating from the Technical University Vienna in Biomedical Engineering with the main focus on functional electrical stimulation (FES) of denervated muscles, I joined the CD Laboratory for Reconstruction of Extremity Function in 2015. My research interest focuses on proprioception and sensory feedback for intuitive arm prosthesis movement control. Ongoing projects include hard- and software development of a custom developed arm prosthesis prototype, a modular multi-purpose real-time biosignal and sensor acquisition system, a synchronization module that allows accurate control applications and a motion capture device that tracks the arm in space and delivers the necessary data to generate a feedback signal.  

Techniques, methods & infrastructure

The Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering is a well-equipped technological unit within the main university clinicum AKH. The unit provides both equipment and expertise to perform biomechanical engineering tasks in electronics- and microelectronics, mechanics- and fine mechanics and plastics technologies with all necessary laboratories, workshops, clean rooms and measurement facilities.

  • Hardware (Eagle Cadsoft, PCB prototype development)
  • Software/Firmware/iOS (C#, C++, C, Python, Swift, Matlab) 
  • Embedded Systems
  • Mechanics
  • Electrical Stimulation
  • Proprioception

As a CD Laboratory, we work closely together with Ottobock Healthcare GmbH.