354.049 VU Functional Electrostimulation: theory and praxis 2
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023S, VU, 3.0h, 4.5EC


  • Semester hours: 3.0
  • Credits: 4.5
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to understand essential basics for safe and effective application of systems for functional electrical stimulation (FES), as well as have got some critical insight in actual applications, risks and limitations.

Subject of course

The course content is dynamically adapted to most recent research activity and relevant actual international trends and is focused on restoration of movement, including both non-invasive and implantable solutions. The first half of the course offers theoretical introduction and interactive consideration of advanced basics that are necessary for better understanding of complex applications. The other half of the course is dedicated to familiarization with practical applications with FES systems ("Hands-on").

Teaching methods

The content is given by a balanced mixture of plenary lectures, elaboration of specific topics among students, their presentation and moderated critical discussion among colleagues, and practical hands-on sessions on studied methods in guided self-attempts.

The current presence modus can be adjusted in accordance to the needs of pandemic.

Mode of examination


Additional information

INITIAL COORDINATION MEETING, XX. XX. 2023 XX:00, Conference Room of the

Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering

Medical University of Vienna, AKH level 4, entrance 4L

Coordination of time schedule and topics of the course



Examination modalities

Course assessment includes participation activity including involvement in discussions and practical exercises, presentations and their documentation (presentation slides and written sylabus), and individual protocols of laboratory exercises.

Course registration

Not necessary


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 453 Biomedical Engineering Mandatory elective


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

Preceding courses