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Dr. Thomas Schauer
Senior researcher

Technische Universität Berlin
Fachgebiet Regelungssysteme
Sekretariat EN11
Einsteinufer 17
D-10587 Berlin

Office: EN 232 (Elektrotechnik Neubau)
Phone: +49 (0)30 314-24404
Fax: +49 (0)30 314-21137
Email: Schauer@control.TU-berlin.de

Consulting Times

Thursday, 14.00 - 16.00 or by appointment via email.

Brief Biography

I studied electrical engineering at the Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg in Germany from 1992 to 1997. After this I spent 3 years at the University of Glasgow in Scotland at the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the Centre of Rehabilitation Engineering working towards my PhD thesis Feedback Control of Cycling in Spinal Cord Injury using Functional Electrical Stimulation. From December 2001 until April 2006 I have been working as research assistant and project leader at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems (Magdeburg, Germany) in the Systems and Control Theory Group. Since 2006 I am holding a position as senior researcher in the Control Systems Group headed by Prof. Jörg Raisch at the Technische Universität Berlin. In this group I manage the research focus “Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology”.


Courses (in German)
Type Title Number
IV Nonlinear Control Systems 0430 L 060
IV Automation in Medical Technology 0430 L 015
IV System Identification and Control in Medicine 0430 L 025
IV Digital Control Systems 0430 L 014
PJ Project Lab Automation 0430 L 032
PJ Project Analysis and Synthesis of Control Systems 0430 L 029

Research and co-operations

Main research interests:

Joint research projects (running)
Acronym Period Project Funding agency
BeMobil 2014-2017 Innovation Cluster BeMobil: Regain mobility German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF)
RETRAINER 2015-2019 RETRAINER - REaching and grasping Training based on Robotic hybrid AssIstance for Neurological patients: End users Real life evaluation EU, Horizon 2020
SelfFEES 2013-2016 Self-adaptive biosignal-based assistence of Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing BMBF
Multi-EMBI 2015-2016 Development and clinical evaluation of a modular multi-sensor platform for diagnosis and therapy of dysphagia BMBF
Cybathlon 2015-2016 FES bike race team "HASOMED" Industry, internal

Finished projects [show]

Clinical co-operation partners (selection)
Hospital Department
Unfallkrankenhaus Berlin Department of Otolaryngology
Unfallkrankenhaus Berlin Spinal Cord Injury Center at Unfallkrankenhaus
Unfallkrankenhaus Berlin Clinic for Neurology, Stroke Unit and Early Rehabilitation
Charité Center for Stroke Research Berlin
Medical Park Berlin Humboldtmühle Neurology
Academic partners (selection)
University/Research Organisation Group
Charité Biofluid Mechanics Lab
University of Glasgow School of Engineering
Politecnico di Milano NEAR Lab
Università di Bergamo Control Systems and Mechatronics Laboratory
TU Wien Machine Design
Spanish Research Council Neural Rehabilitation Group, Madrid, Spain
Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology IPK, Berlin, Germany
University of Southampton Electronics and Computer Science
Industrial partners (selection)
Otto Bock HealthCare GmbH (Austria and Germany)
Hocoma AG (Switzerland)
Tyromotion (Austria)
MED-EL Elektromedizinische Geräte GmbH (Austria)
Berlin Heart GmbH
Xion Medical GmbH
Ab.Acus (Italy)

Professional Affiliations and Activities

  • Co-Chair of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) Technical Committee 8.2 Biological and Medical Systems
  • IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (Member)
    • IEEE Control Systems Society
    • IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society
    • IEEE Robotics & Automation Society
  • VDE – The Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies (Member)
    • German Society for Biomedical Engineering within VDE (DGBMT)
    • Society for Measurement and Automatic Control (VDI/VDE GMA )
  • IFESS – International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society (Member)
  • Co-chair of the Technical Committee "Automation in Medicine" within the VDE/VDI (DGBMT/GMA)


Books and Book Chapters [show]

Journal Articles [show]

2016 Conferences [show]

2015 Conferences [show]

2014 Conferences [show]

2013 Conferences [show]

2012 Conferences [show]

1999-2011 Conferences [show]

PhD Thesis

  • T. Schauer, Feedback Control of Cycling in Spinal Cord Injury using Functional Electrical Stimulation, University of Glasgow, 2006. PDF


  • T. Schauer, Folgeregelung nichtminimalphasiger nichtlinearer Regelstrecken. Otto-von-Guericke Universität Magdeburg, 1997. PDF

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