Against this background, the goal of our research is to understand the functioning of human movements, i.e. the interaction of the nervous system and the musculoskeletal system, which enables coordinated movement behavior. Of particular interest to us is how training protocols have to be structured and modern technologies (e.g. orthoses or robotics) to be designed in order to optimize this interplay and thereby motor performance in different areas (e.g. sports or rehabilitation). To achieve these goals, we work as an interdisciplinary research team that connects different strands of research from sports science, neuroscience, medicine, computer and engineering science.

At Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, the BioMotion Center is a member of the KIT centres „Information · Systems · Technologie“ as well as „Humans and Technology“

New publication in „Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology“

Krafft, F.C., Herzog, M., Stein, T. & Sloot, L.H. (2022). Young individuals are more stable and stand more upright when using rollator assistance during standing up and sitting down. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, section Biomechanics

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New publication in „Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology“

Steingrebe, H., Stetter, B.J., Sell, S. & Stein, T. (2022). Effects of hip bracing on gait biomechanics, pain and function in subjects with mild to moderate hip osteoarthritis. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, section Biomechanics

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New publication in "Biology"

Möhler, F., Fadillioglu, C., Scheffler, L., Müller, H. & Stein, T. (2022). Running-Induced Fatigue Changes the Structure of Motor Variability in Novice Runners. Biology, 11, 942.
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Annual Conference of the DVS-Section “Motor Behavior” in 2022

The annual conference of the dvs-section “Motor Behavior” will take place from September 7 – 9 at the Institute of Sports and Sports Science. We would be happy to welcome you here! More info on our homepage.

New publication in "Orthopädie-Technik"

Focke, A.; Steingrebe, H.; Möhler, F.; Ringhof, S.; Sell, S.; Potthast, W.; Stein, T. (2022). Effekte verschiedener Orthesenkonzepte auf die Kniegelenkstabilität bei Patienten mit vorderer Kreuzbandruptur. Orthopädie-Technik, 73 (4), 68–75.
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New publication in "Frontiers in Human Neuroscience"

Herzog, M., Focke, A., Maurus, P., Thürer, B. & Stein, T. (2022). Random Practice Enhances Retention and Spatial Transfer in Force Field Adaptation. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.
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New publication in "Frontiers in Robotics and Al"

Möller, T., Krell-Roesch, J., Woll, A. & Stein, T. (2022). Effects of upper-limb exoskeletons designed for use in the working environment - a literature review. Frontiers in Robotics and AI.
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New publication in „PLoS ONE”

Möhler, F., Fadillioglu, C. & Stein, T. (2022). Changes in spatiotemporal parameters, joint and CoM kinematics and leg stiffness in novice runners during a high-intensity fatigue protocol. PLoS ONE, 17 (4): e0265550.
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New publication in „Frontiers in Human Neuroscience”

Fadillioglu, C., Kanus, L., Möhler, F., Ringhof, S., Hellmann, D. & Stein, T. (2022). Influence of Controlled Stomatognathic Motor Activity on Sway, Control and Stability of the Center of Mass During Dynamic Steady-State Balance—An Uncontrolled Manifold Analysis. Front. Hum. Neurosci. 16:868828.
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Doctorate with highest distinction for Felix Möhler

Felix Möhler received his doctorate with summa cum laude honors on the topic "Unraveling the Effects of Expertise and Fatigue on Kinematics and Stride-to-Stride Variability in Running" – Congratulations!

DFG funds new project

The DFG is funding a joint project proposal by Prof. Stein and Prof. Sell (both IfSS) with Dr. van Drongelen (University Hospital Frankfurt) on the topic of „Improving surgical treatment outcomes in Hip Osteoarthritis based on Biomechanical and Biomarker Discoveries (HOBBID)“
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DFG funds follow-up project

The DFG funds the follow-up project proposal of Prof. Stein (IfSS) and Prof. Schmitter (University Hospital Würzburg) on the topic of „Influence of the craniomandibular system on human posture control during dynamic balance tasks“
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