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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)

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.