Dr. Thomas Schauer

Dr. Thomas SchauerSenior Researcher


Technische Universität Berlin

Fachgebiet Regelungssysteme (Control Systems Group)

Sekr. EN 11 

Einsteinufer 17

10587 Berlin










(+49) 30 314-244 04


Key research activities:

  • Feedback control and electromechanical design problems in biomedical engineering 
  • Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) - Neuroprosthetics
  • Rehabilitation robotics 
  • Development of technical aids for the neurological rehabilitation of motor function disorders caused by stroke and spinal cord injury
  • Development of assistive devices e.g. mobility aids with electric motor assist and FES for paraplegics
  • Electronic development, for example stimulation and biosignal measurement systems
  • Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU)-based motion analysis e.g. for gait analysis and gait phase detection



Thomas Schauer studied electrical engineering at the Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg in Germany from 1992 to 1997. After this he spent 3 years at the University of Glasgow in Scotland at the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the Centre of Rehabilitation Engineering working towards his PhD thesis Feedback Control of Cycling in Spinal Cord Injury using Functional Electrical Stimulation. From December 2001 until April 2006 he has 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 he his holding a position as senior researcher in the Control System Group headed by Prof. Jörg Raisch at the Technische Universität Berlin. In this group he manages the research focus “Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology”.