Research Focus

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Our research is firmly rooted in our interaction with medical doctors, clinics, rehabilitation and sports institutes, and companies working in medical technology. Thereby we focus on the following research areas:

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Video-oculography: Images of the eye can provide valuable information on causes of dizzyness, ophthalmologic problems, and neurological problems. Thereby we collaborate with leading international researchers as well as with Austrian doctors.

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Rehabilitation: Here our focus is to move rehabilitation from a clinical into a home environment, to make it more available and convenient to the patient, and to reduce the health-care cost for the health system.

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Biomechanics: We record and analyze 3D movements and posture, during activities of daily living as well as during physiotherapy. The results of these recordings help to diagnose patients, assess the effectiveness of different treatment options, and to assist in the prevention of health problems.

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Biological Materials and Medical Surfaces: We use high resolution microscopical techniques to identify characteristic details in biological samples for a supporting clinical diagnostics and to investigate surface-related problems in materials that are used in health care.

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging:Magnetic Resonance Imaging: We work on improving the quality of Magnetic Resonance Images (MRI), by correcting RF-field inhomogeneities which produce considerable intensity variations in the magnetic fields. Uncorrected, these variations can lead to considerable errors in the determination of tissue specific parameters.