Clinical & Healthcare Research

The institute conducts research, evaluation and development work aimed at improving dietetic, nursing and physiotherapy practice. Evaluations that assess the efficacy of both newly developed and established assessments, interventions, diagnostic and therapeutic devices and care concepts are an essential component of research activities (evidence-based practice).

FH-Prof. Dr. Brian Horsak

Key Focus Coordinator

 

The R&D activities of this research area focus on evidence based practice in dietetics, physiotherapy, nursing and primary healthcare and develops innovative technology-based solutions for therapy, care and rehabilitation.

Key Focus Coordinator

  • Senior Researcher Institute of Health Sciences
  • Department of Health Sciences
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People

  • Junior Researcher Institute of Health Sciences
  • Department of Health Sciences
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  • Lecturer
  • Department of Media and Digital Technologies
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  • Lecturer
  • Department of Health Sciences
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  • Associate Lecturer
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  • Lecturer
  • Department of Health Sciences
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  • Lecturer
  • Course Leader GAIT - Ganganalyse und Rehabilitation (MA)
  • Department of Health Sciences
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  • Lecturer
  • Deputy Course Leader Prehospital care and nursing (acad.)
  • Department of Health Sciences
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  • Junior Researcher Institute of Health Sciences
  • Department of Health Sciences
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  • Lecturer
  • Deputy Academic Director Healthcare and Nursing (BA)
  • Department of Health Sciences
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  • Junior Researcher Institute of Health Sciences
  • Department of Health Sciences
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  • Lecturer
  • Department of Health Sciences
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  • Lecturer
  • Department of Health Sciences
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Projects

GAAS - Health literacy amongst teenagers

Gaas aims at developing health literacy of teenagers not in education, employment or training (NEET).

GEKO: Generationsübergreifende Ernährungskompetenz

In Kooperation mit dem Verein „Stattgarten – Urban Gardening in St. Pölten“ erarbeitet die Fachhochschule St. Pölten die wissenschaftliche Basis sowie kreative Strategien zur nachhaltigen Verm...

HIPstar

Evaluation of the accuracy of non-invasive hip joint centre estimation methods for clinical gait analysis in children and adolescents

Publications

Horsak, B., Pobatschnig, B., Schwab, C., Baca, A., Kranzl, A., & Kainz, H. (2018). Reliability of joint kinematic calculations based on direct kinematic and inverse kinematic models in obese children. Gait & Posture. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2018.08.027
Wagner, M., Slijepcevic, D., Horsak, B., Rind, A., Zeppelzauer, M., & Aigner, W. (2018). KAVAGait: Knowledge-Assisted Visual Analytics for Clinical Gait Analysis. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG), 25(3), 1528–1542. https://doi.org/10.1109/TVCG.2017.2785271
Horsak, B., Schwab, C., Clemens, C., Baca, A., Greber-Platzer, S., Kreissl, A., & Kranzl, A. (2018). Is the reliability of 3D kinematics of young obese participants dependent on the hip joint center localization method used? Gait & Posture, (59), 65–70. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2017.09.029
Schwab, C., Slijepcevic, D., Zeppelzauer, M., Raberger, A.-M., Dumphart, B., Baca, A., … Horsak, B. (2018). IntelliGait: Automatische Gangmusteranalyse für die robuste Erkennung von Gangstörungen. In Tagungsband des 2ten GAMMA Kongress (Gesellschaft für die Analyse Menschlicher Motorik in ihrer klinischen Anwendung). Hamburg, Deutschland.
Slijepcevic, D., Zeppelzauer, M., Raberger, A.-M., Schwab, C., Schuller, M., Baca, A., … Horsak, B. (2018). Automatic Classification of Functional Gait Disorders. IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, 5(22), 1653–1661. https://doi.org/10.1109/JBHI.2017.2785682
Horsak, B., Kiener, M., Pötzelsberger, A., & Siragy, T. (2017). Serratus anterior and trapezius muscle activity during knee push-up plus and knee-plus exercises performed on a stable, an unstable surface and during sling-suspension. Physical Therapy in Sport, 0(26), 86–92. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ptsp.2016.08.003
Horsak, B., Wunsch, R., Bernhart, P., Gorgas, A.-M., Bichler, R., & Lampel, K. (2017). Trunk muscle activation levels during eight stabilization exercises used in the functional kinetics concept: A controlled laboratory study. Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, 30(3), 497–508. https://doi.org/10.3233/BMR-140259
Horsak, B., Pobatschnig, B., Baca, A., Greber-Platzer, S., Kreissl, A., Nehrer, S., … Kranzl, A. (2017). Within-assessor reliability and minimal detectable change of gait kinematics in a young obese demographic. Gait & Posture, 54. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2017.02.028
Slijepcevic, D., Horsak, B., Schwab, C., Raberger, A.-M., Schüller, M., Baca, A., … Zeppelzauer, M. (2017). Ground reaction force measurements for gait classification tasks: Effects of different PCA-based representations. In Gait & Posture Supplement (Vol. 57, pp. 4–5). Trondheim, Norway. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2017
Horsak, B., Dlapka, R., Iber, M., Gorgas, A.-M., Kiselka, A., Gradl, C., … Doppler, J. (2016). SONIGait: a wireless instrumented insole device for real-time sonification of gait. Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces, 10(3), 195–206. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12193-016-0216-9
Rubisch, J., Horsak, B., Husinsky, M., Ambichl, B., Doppler, J., Figl, A., & Raffaseder, H. (2010). A mobile music concept as support for achieving target heart rate in preventive and recreational endurance training. In Proceedings of the Audio Mostly Conference. Pitea, Sweden.