Spinal Movement Biomechanics Group

Using state-of-the-art motion capturing and musculoskeletal modeling approaches, we conduct biomechanical research aiming at a better understanding of spinal disorders and to evaluate existing and/or new treatment approaches.



  • Laura Böhringer, PT, BSc (MSc student, BFH)
  • Melanie Liechti, PT, BSc (MSc student, BFH)
  • Luzia Niggli, BSc Health Sciences and Technology (MSc student, ETHZ)
  • Michael von Arx, PT, BSc (MSc student, BFH)


  • Mena Suter, PT, MSc
  • Jana Frangi, PT, MSc
  • Edwige Simonet, PT, MSc
  • Christian Bangerter, PT, MSc


  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center & Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA (Dennis E. Anderson, PhD)
  • Balgrist University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland (Michael L. Meier, PhD)
  • University Children’s Hospital Basel (UKBB), Basel, Switzerland (Carol-Claudius Hasler, MD and Reinald Brunner, MD)
  • University Hospital Bern, Inselspital, Bern, Switzerland (Balz Winteler, PT, MSc)
  • IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi, Milan, Italy (Tito Bassani, PhD and Fabio Galbusera, PhD)
  • BFH Computer Perception and Virtual Reality Lab (cpvrLab), Biel, Switzerland (Marco Hudritsch)


Current projects

Completed projects


Selected journal publications