Department for Automation, Biocybernetics and Robotics

Environmental physiology and ergonomics has during the last years become one of our most propulsive research fields. Our research program is focused on chronic and acute effects of changes in a range of environmental factors (pressure, oxygen, temperature, gravity) on humans and their physiological systems. The physiological findings from human experiments are subsequently applied to development and production of manikins that can be used for testing the effectiveness and quality of specialized equipment (clothing, accessories) under normal and special conditions. Lately, our research is mainly focused on the effects of simulation of future planetary habitation, and the effects of hypoxia on different physiological systems as well as performance. Please check our research activities page for further information. All of our research projects are based on broad domestic and international collaboration with partners from both academia and specialized companies.