Digital Health Lab

The Digital Health Lab (DHLab) is an interdisciplinary research lab at the interface of healthcare and digital technologies with a research focus on the patients and experts of various health professions.


At the St. Pölten UAS, the lab combines the competencies in the fields of machine learning, visual analytics, virtual & augmented reality, motion capturing, and human-computer interaction on the one hand with gait and motor rehabilitation on the other.

Our experts have extensive knowledge and many years of experience in the planning and execution of a variety of (clinical) studies and retrospective data analyses as well as in the conception, development and evaluation of interactive systems. This innovative research lab forms the basis for cutting-edge research at the highest international level. Its intensive networking with the business world as well as research and healthcare institutions makes sure that ideas can be translated into functional prototypes, thus ultimately creating products that meet the target groups’ (e.g. patients’) needs.


The DHLab offers three equipment emphases:

Human Motion Capturing

  • Motion capture system (Vicon) for comprehensive 3D gait and motor analyses, cinematic character capturing and live avatar retargeting for immersive storytelling
  • 8-channel electromyography system (Noraxon) for the quantification of muscle activity using surface electrodes
  • Pedobarography system (pressure distribution measurement) for clinical gait analysis (Zebris)
  • Force plate for measuring ground reaction forces (Kistler)
  • Ultrasound devices for the representation of anatomical structures
  • Hand-held dynamometer (MicroFET2) and various clinical (sports-related) motor test procedures


Augmenting Realities and Virtual Environments

Human-Computer Interaction

  • Electronic workplace (for sensor and micro-controller development)
  • Smart devices and mobile terminals
  • 3D printing for prototyping


The Digital Health Lab is available for the purpose of collaboration in research and teaching in the study programmes and further education programmes of the Departments of Health Sciences and Media & Digital Technologies.

You want to know more? Feel free to ask!
FH-Prof. Priv.-Doz. Dr. Horsak Brian

FH-Prof. Priv.-Doz. Dr. Brian Horsak

Head of Center for Digital Health and Social Innovation Senior Researcher Institute of Health Sciences Department of Health Sciences
FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Husinsky Matthias

FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Matthias Husinsky

Lecturer Department of Media and Digital Technologies