Artificial Limbs; Biomedical Engineering; Electric Stimulation; Electrical Equipment and Supplies; Electrodes; Electromyography; Electronics, Medical; Electrophysiology; Spinal Cord Stimulation
- Christian Doppler Laboratory for Reconstruction of Extremity Function
Head: Oskar Aszmann
Research Area: Since 2012, the CD laboratory for bionic reconstruction launches and participates in a number of research projects encompassing various interconnected disciplines, such as nerval surgery, orthopedics, cognitive neuroscience and physical therapy.
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
- Electrical Stimulation
As a CD Laboratory, we work closely together with Ottobock Healthcare GmbH.