Clinical and Technological Biomechanics

Clinical and Technical Biomechanics

Main PI: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Potthast

This area has a focus on the interrelations between movement and loading of the musculoskeletal system of the human body on the macroscopic level to optimize clinical, technological and training related interventions. With translational and applied research approaches we aim to provide solutions to:

  • improve athletic performance and movement quality
  • avoid musculoskeletal injuries in everyday life, in sports and in workplace environments
  • accelerate and optimize rehabilitation processes.

Research on the interaction of the musculoskeletal system and technology in sports, clinics and at the work place is one of the major foci. The effect and effectiveness of training and therapy on movement execution and musculoskeletal load is another research emphasis of the group. It integrates multidisciplinary expertise in orthopaedic biomechanics, human-technology interaction and sports biomechanics.