Biomedical engineering is a broad interdisciplinary research field at the interface of medicine, human healthcare and technological engineering, including topics like tissue engineering, medical implants, minimally invasive techniques in surgery and cardio-technology, e-health, big data or x-ray devices. It combines the knowledge of engineering (e.g. robotics, computer science) with biology and medicine to improve human health (care). Amongst others, it deals with the development of new devices, algorithms, processes and systems for the improvement of medical practice and heath care. At TU Darmstadt, researchers design and develop wearable mechatronic and robotic devices like prostheses or orthoses for human-mechatronic interactions. Moreover, research topics include, elastic robot design, actuation and control, human-computer/human-robot interaction, human-machine-centered design methods and prosthetics and biomechanics.
Department of Biology: Prof. Dr. Ralf Galuske
Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology: Prof. Dr. Thomas P. Burg, Prof. Dr. Heinz Köppl
Department of Computer Science: Prof. Dr. Oskar von Stryk, Prof. Dr. Kristian Kersting, Prof. Dr. Jan Peters, Prof. Dr. Stefan Roth
Department of Mechanical Engineering: Prof. Dr. Stephan Rinderknecht
Department of Human Sciences: Prof. Dr. André Seyfarth, Prof. Dr. Joachim Vogt (more)
Centre for Cognitive Science