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

2023W, VU, 3.0h, 4.5EC, to be held in blocked form


  • 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.

Mode of examination


Additional information

Register* by email to winfried.mayr@meduniwien.ac.at


Date/Time: to be announced

Place: 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

*Please register with full name, student ID and Emailadresse (Subject: FES1) to: winfried.mayr@meduniwien.ac.at



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

Begin End Deregistration end
31.08.2023 00:00

Registration modalities

Please register with full name, student ID and Emailadresse (Subject: FES1) to:


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 453 Biomedical Engineering Mandatory elective


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

LV 307.077 "Techn. Wiederherstellung v. Körperfunkt. durch FES" offers important basic knowledge and is explicitly recommended as a preparatory and synergic course

Accompanying courses

Continuative courses