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Hermann Lanmüller
Associate Professor, PhD Hermann Lanmüller

Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering
Position: Associate Professor

T +43 1 40400 39850

Further Information


Amplifiers, Electronic; Electric Stimulation; Implantable Neurostimulators; Telemetry

Research group(s)

Research interests

My research interest is directed to the field of Neuroprothetics, which is a discipline related to neuroscience and biomedical engineering concerned with the development of neural prostheses. Neural prostheses are a series of devices that can substitute a motor, sensory or cognitive modality that might have been damaged as a result of an injury or a diseases. Actually my work is focused on the development of implantable devices for the nerve and muscle stimulation in small animals.

Techniques, methods & infrastructure

For the development of active implantable devices a range of technologies in the field of mechanics, electronics and software engineering are required. A workshop, workplaces for electronic assembly or software development and a clean room are part of our Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering.

Selected publications

  1. Lanmüller H, Wernisch J, Alesch F. Technical analysis of dual channel pulse generators used in deep brain stimulation; a safety evaluation. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2009 Jan;151(1):63-7; discussion 67. Epub 2008 Dec 20.
  2. Lanmüller H, Ashley Z, Unger E, Sutherland H, Reichel M, Russold M, Jarvis J, Mayr W, Salmons S. Implantable device for long-term electrical stimulation of denervated muscles in rabbits. Med Biol Eng Comput. 2005 Jul;43(4):535-40.
  3. Lanmüller H, Girsch W, Rab M, Sauermann S, Kamolz L, Seitelberger R, Wolner E. Preparation of a skeletal muscle ventricle in sheep: severe damage to the Latissimus dorsi muscle due to mobilization before preconditioning. Eur Surg Res. 2000;32(2):129-34.
  4. Lanmüller H, Girsch W, Sauermann S, Schwendenwein I, Unger E, Bijak M, Rafolt D, Mayr W. Long-term electromyogram recording from the posterior cricoarytenoid muscle as a potential biological trigger for phrenic pacing: results of an animal study. Artif Organs. 1999 Sep;23(9):860-8.
  5. Lanmüller H, Sauermann S, Unger E, Schnetz G, Mayr W, Bijak M, Girsch W. Multifunctional implantable nerve stimulator for cardiac assistance by skeletal muscle. Artif Organs. 1999 Apr;23(4):352-9.