Prof. Dr. Volker M. Koch


Prof. Dr. Volker M. Koch Leiter Master of Science MSc

  • Address Berner Fachhochschule
    School of Engineering and Computer Science
    Quellgasse 21
    2501 Biel


  • Professor of Biomedical Engineering

  • Deputy Director of the Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering

  • Co-Director of the Master of Science in Precision Engineering

  • Director of the Master's Programs Division

  • Member of the Coordination Commission of the School of Precision and Biomedical Engineering


  • Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering

  • Biomedical Instrumentation

  • Electrical Engineering


  • Biomedical Instrumentation

  • Medical Device Development


  • Volker M. Koch (MSEE KIT, Dr. sc. ETH, PD UniBE) is a professor of biomedical engineering and co-director of the BME Lab at the Bern University of Applied Sciences. He is a member of the directorates of the MSc programs in Biomedical Engineering and Precision Engineering, jointly offered by the University of Bern and the Bern University of Applied Sciences. Koch has led numerous R&D projects in biomedical instrumentation and devices, and has held leadership positions in professional organizations such as IEEE and the Swiss Society for Biomedical Engineering. He is a senior member of IEEE.


  • Innosuisse project: Objective orthosis fittings as new standard of care through mobile, sensor-based 3D gait analysis system and patient monitoring.

  • Innosuisse project: Development of a tool to scan and analyze spinal pathologies and bad postures.

  • Innosuisse project: Development of a gait analysis tool for use with ortheses.

  • CTI project DrillMon: Development of a high-speed surgical drill that includes nerve monitoring capabilities to improve safety and precision.

  • Inventus Bern Foundation supported project Feetback: Development of a device to add tactile feedback to prosthetic limbs, easing control and improving the user experience.

  • Nano-Tera/SNSF project WiseSkin: Creation of sensory 'skin' for prostheses, providing tactile feedback to amputees for better control and sense of embodiment.

  • CTI project: Development of a respiratory muscle training and testing device in collaboration with ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich.

  • CTI project: Development of algorithms and a testing system to improve the reliability of Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT) for real-time lung ventilation monitoring.

  • CTI project VoiSee: Development of a portable electronic vision aid for people with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), offering superior magnification and field of view compared to traditional aids.


  • Member of the managing board of the Department of Engineering and Computer Science (Departementsleitung BFH-TI)

  • Swiss Society for Biomedical Engineering: Member and Former President

  • IEEE: Senior Member and Former Chair of the IEEE Switzerland Section

  • CCMT: Board Member of the Competence Center for Medical Technology

Language skills and intercultural knowledge

  • Germany
  • Switzerland
  • Canada
  • United States of America
  • Japan