Emphasis at the University of Applied Sciences St. Pölten
FH St. Pölten GmbH is an Austrian university of applied sciences based in St. Pölten. It offers more than 3,700 students degree programmes in the fields of railway technology & mobility, health, information technology & security, digital business & innovation, media & digital technology and social sciences. As a European University, St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences leads the European university alliance E³UDRES² (Engaged and Entrepreneurial European University as Driver for European Smart and Sustainable Regions) and works together with universities from Portugal, Romania, Hungary, Belgium, Latvia, Finland, Germany and the Netherlands to create sustainable teaching formats and develop smart and sustainable regions.
Three-dimensional clinical gait and movement analysis: We perform three-dimensional movement analyses in both laboratory settings and in the field. For this we use state-of-the-art motion capturing systems, force plates, a wireless electromyography system, IMUs, and various other sensor technologies.
Applied biomechanics in rehabilitation research: We conduct clinical studies at the interface of applied biomechanics and movement rehabilitation. Our research is primarily aimed at evaluating the added value of digital technologies as support in clinical practice.
AI – “Assistive Intelligence” as support for clinical practice: We develop and evaluate complex machine- and deep-learning algorithms to support medical decision-making or problems in daily clinical routine.
Advanced virtual realities: We combine our real-time motion capture systems with virtual realities to develop biofeedback exergames, clinical test batteries, or educational applications. The needs of patients and clinical experts as potential users are the focus of our research and development.