The Heidelberg Center for Motion Research aims to conduct interdisciplinary nonclinical motion studies in a wide spectrum. The following areas are subject to current research:

  • Mathematical and methodical fundamentals of motion studies
  • Movement, Psyche, Cognition & Embodiment
  • Motion studies in Sport
  • Change of motions over the life cycle, Motions of elderly people
  • Motion studies in the context of dance, dance therapy, music and arts
  • Movement at the workplace
  • Motion studies for robots and technical systems

The scientific goal is to develop new methods for motion analysis in order to gain fundamentally new insights into human movement, to improve human movement (in sports or ergonomy), to gain insights into the human psyche and cognitive processes related to movement and to develop new and optimized control strategies for technical systems linked to human motion such as exoskeletons.