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FH-Prof. Dr. Brian Horsak

  • Senior Researcher Institut für Gesundheitswissenschaften
  • Department Gesundheit
Arbeitsplatz: Heinrich Schneidmadl-Straße 15
M: +43/676/847 228 587

Studiengänge

  • Digital Healthcare (MA)
  • Physiotherapie (BA)

Departments

  • Gesundheit
  • Medien und Digitale Technologien

Kurzprofil

  • 2003 – 2008: Magisterstudium der Sportswissenschaften am Institut für Sportwissenschaften, Universität Wien
  • 2009: Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Zentrum für Sportwissenschaften, Abteilung für Biomechanik, Bewegungswissenschaft und Sportinformatik
  • 2009 – 2014: Researcher an der FH St. Pölten, Studiengang Physiotherapie, Department Gesundheit
  • 2013: Promotion zum Dr. rer. nat. an der Universität Wien im Fachbereich Biomechanik, Bewegungswissenschaft und Sportinformatik
  • Seit 2014: FH-Dozent an der FH St. Pölten, Studiengang Physiotherapie, Department Gesundheit
  • Schwerpunkte in Lehre/Forschung: Beteiligung und Leitung von grundlagen- und anwendungsorientierten Forschungsprojekten sowie Publikationen und internationale Vortragstätigkeit in den Disziplinen Physiotherapie und Sportwissenschaften. F&E Projekte im Bereich Biomechanik & Bewegungsanalyse, Ganganalyse, Motion Capturing, Elektromyographie. Interdisziplinäre Projekte im Bereich Gesundheit und Technik. Vernetzung von Lehre und Forschung.
  • Tätigkeiten und Aufgaben außerhalb des Hochschulbereiches: Reviewer für internationale Fachzeitschriften im Bereich Biomechanik und Bewegungswissenschaften

Ausgewählte Publikationen

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., 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
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. Hamburg, Deutschland.
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
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
Clemens, C., Schwab, C., Kranzl, A., Wondrasch, B., Baca, A., Greber-Platzer, S., … Horsak, B. (2017). Hip joint center estimation methods do not affect test-retest reliability of kinematic measurements in young obese participants. Poster presented at the 10th Annual Meeting of the German Society for Biomechanics (DGfB), Hannover, Germany.
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
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 (Vol. 57, pp. 4–5). Trondheim, Norway. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2017
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
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

Publikationen

Slijepcevic, D., Zeppelzauer, M., Schwab, C., Raberger, A.-M., Dumphart, B., Baca, A., … Horsak, B. (2018). Towards an optimal combination of input signals and derived representations for gait classification based on ground reaction force measurements. Gait & Posture, 65, 249–250. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2018.06.155
Slijepcevic, D., Zeppelzauer, M., Schwab, C., Raberger, A.-M., Dumphart, B., Baca, A., … Horsak, B. (2018). P 011—Towards an optimal combination of input signals and derived representations for gait classification based on ground reaction force measurements. Gait & Posture, 65, 249–250. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2018.06.155
Slijepcevic, D., Zeppelzauer, M., Schwab, C., Raberger, A.-M., Dumphart, B., Baca, A., … Horsak, B. (2018). Towards an optimal combination of input signals and derived representations for gait classification based on ground reaction force measurements. In Gait & Posture (Vol. 65, p. 249). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2018.06.155
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., 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
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. Hamburg, Deutschland.
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
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
Clemens, C., Schwab, C., Kranzl, A., Wondrasch, B., Baca, A., Greber-Platzer, S., … Horsak, B. (2017). Hip joint center estimation methods do not affect test-retest reliability of kinematic measurements in young obese participants. Poster presented at the 10th Annual Meeting of the German Society for Biomechanics (DGfB), Hannover, Germany.
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
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 (Vol. 57, pp. 4–5). Trondheim, Norway. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2017
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
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
Siragy, T., Doppler, J., Gorgas, A.-M., Dlapka, R., Iber, M., Kiselka, A., … Horsak, B. (2016). Framework for Real-time Auditory Display of Plantar Pressure during Walking. In Tagungsband des 10. Forschungsforum der Österreichischen Fachhochschulen. Wien, Österreich.
Gorgas, A.-M., Schön, L., Dlapka, R., Doppler, J., Iber, M., Gradl, C., … Horsak, B. (2016). Short-Term Effects of Real-Time Auditory Display (Sonification) on Gait Parameters in People with Parkinsons’ Disease—A Pilot Study. In J. Ibáñez, J. González-Vargas, J. M. Azorín, M. Akay, & J. L. Pons (Eds.), Converging Clinical and Engineering Research on Neurorehabilitation II (pp. 855–859). Segovia, Spain: Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-46669-9_139
Fischer, T., Kiselka, A., Dlapka, R., Doppler, J., Iber, M., Gradl, C., … Horsak, B. (2016). An Auditory Feedback System in Use with People Aged +50 Years: Compliance and Modifications in Gait Pattern. In J. Ibáñez, J. González-Vargas, J. M. Azorín, M. Akay, & J. L. Pons (Eds.), Converging Clinical and Engineering Research on Neurorehabilitation II (pp. 881–885). Segovia, Spain: Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-46669-9_143
Fischer, T., & Kiselka, A. (2016). An Auditory Feedback System in Use with People Aged +50 Years: Compliance and Modifications in Gait Pattern. Vortrag presented at the 3rd International Conference on NeuroRehabilitation, Segovia, Spain.
Horsak, B., Pobatschnig, B., Artner, D., Kranzl, A., Baca, A., Greber-Platzer, S., … Wondrasch, B. (2016). Intra-tester reliability of three-dimensional kinematics in obese children and adolescents. In Gait & Posture (Vol. 49, p. 99). Seville, Spain. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2016.07.155
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
Horsak, B., Artner, D., Baca, A., Pobatschnig, B., Greber-Platzer, S., Nehrer, S., & Wondrasch, B. (2015). The effects of a strength and neuromuscular exercise programme for the lower extremity on knee load, pain and function in obese children and adolescents: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 16, 586. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-015-1091-5
Iber, M., Horsak, B., Bauer, K., Kiselka, A., Gorgas, A.-M., Dlapka, R., & Doppler, J. (2015). Pilotstudie zur sonifikationsgestützten Ganganalyse. In Forum Medientechnik - Next Generation, New Ideas (pp. 51–68). FH St. Pölten: Verlag Werner Hülsbusch, Fachverlag für Medientechnik und -wirtschaft.
Horsak, B., Heller, M., & Baca, A. (2015). Muscle co-contraction around the knee when walking with unstable shoes. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology: Official Journal of the International Society of Electrophysiological Kinesiology, (25), 175–181. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jelekin.2014.07.015
Artner, D., Wondrasch, B., Baca, A., Pobatschnig, B., Greber-Platzer, S., Nehrer, S., & Horsak, B. (2015). Trial Protokoll: Biomechanische Belastungsanalyse der Kniegelenke bei Alltagsbewegungen von adipösen Kindern und Jugendlichen: eine randomisiert kontrollierte Studie. In Konferenzband - 22. Sportwissenschaftliche Hochschultag der Deutschen Vereinigung für Sportwissenschaft (dvs). Mainz, Deutschland: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz.
Horsak, B., Iber, M., Bauer, K., Kiselka, A., Gorgas, A.-M., Dlapka, R., & Doppler, J. (2015). A wireless instrumented insole device for real-time sonification of gait. In Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Auditory Display (pp. 94–101). Graz, Austria.
Kiselka, A., Gorgas, A.-M., Bauer, K., Dlapka, R., Gusenbauer, M., Doppler, J., & Horsak, B. (2015). Demands on a mobile auditory feedback system for gait rehabilitation. In Tagungsband des 9. Forschungsforum der Österreichischen Fachhochschulen. Hagenberg, Österreich.
Lampel, K., Horsak, B., Brauneis, W., & Doppler, J. (2015). Development of an educational software for observational gait analysis in physical therapy. In International Neurology and Rehabilitation Meeting - Abstract Book. Istanbul, Turkey.
Horsak, B., Hochhauser, M., Bruckner, J., Brauneis, W., Wondrasch, B., & Figl-Hertlein, A. (2014). Lower Extremity Muscle Activity during Squatting with Unstable Shoes. Journal of Physiotherapy & Sports Medicine, 1(3), 3–16.
Bauer, K., Kiselka, A., Dlapka, R., Gorgas, A.-M., Gusenbauer, M., Horsak, B., & Doppler, J. (2014). Towards an insole sensor platform for auditory feedback applications in gait rehabilitation. In M. Seidl & G. Schmiedl (Eds.), Forum Medientechnik - Next Generation, New Ideas: Beiträge der Tagung 2014 an der Fachhochschule St. Pölten. St. Poelten: Huelsbusch, W.
Lampel, K., Horsak, B., Brauneis, W., & Doppler, J. (2014). Konzeption und Entwicklung einer Lernsoftware für die beobachtende Ganganalyse in der Physiotherapie. In Physio Congress. Bern, Schweiz.
Figl-Hertlein, A., Horsak, B., Dean, E., Schöny, W., & Stamm, T. (2014). A physiotherapy-directed occupational health programme for Austrian school teachers: a cluster randomised pilot study. Physiotherapy, 100(1), 20–26. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physio.2013.03.003
Horsak, B., Heller, M., & Baca, A. (2014). Muscle Co-contraction Around the Knee is Increased When Walking With an Unstable Shoe Construction. In Book of Proceedings of the XX Congress of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology. Rome, Italy.
Kiselka, A., Gradinger, M., Thaller, C., & Horsak, B. (2014). Effekt eines 6-wöchigen AIREX Balance Pad® Trainings auf das statische und das dynamische Gleichgewicht. In Tagungsband des 8. Forschungsforum der Österreichischen Fachhochschulen. Kufstein.
Horsak, B., & Baca, A. (2013). Effects of toning shoes on lower extremity gait biomechanics. Clinical Biomechanics (Bristol, Avon), 28(3), 344–349. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2013.01.009
Horsak, B. (2013). Unstable Shoe Construction Changes Lower Extremity Muscle Activation During Three Different Squat Exercises. In Proceedings 19th Congress of the European Society of Biomechanics. Patras, Greece.
Horsak, B., Doppler, J., & Gorgas, A.-M. (2013). A mobile music concept using rhythm and beat as feedback – Possible applications in rehabilitation. In Abstractbook - 4th medi International Prosthetics Symposium. Mallorca, Spain: medi GmbH & Co. KG.
Ogris, G., Leser, R., Horsak, B., Kornfeind, P., Heller, M., & Baca, A. (2012). Accuracy of the LPM tracking system considering dynamic position changes. Journal of Sports Sciences, 1–9. https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2012.712712
Dlapka, R., Doppler, J., & Horsak, B. (2012). GAITCam – Entwicklung einer automatisierten Kamera- Bewegungssteuerung zur bildbasierten Ganganalyse. In Proceedings of 5. Forum Medientechnik. vwh Verlag.
Horsak, B., & Baca, A. (2012). Changes in EMG and gait characteristics when walking with the Reebok Easy Tone unstable shoe construction. In Book of Abstracts of the 17th Congress of the European College of Sport Science. Bruges, Belgium.
Horsak, B., & Baca, A. (2012). Effects of an unstable shoe construction on EMG and lower and upper extremity gait biomechanics. In Proceedings of the 18th Congress of the European Society of Biomechanics. Lisboa, Portugal.
Horsak, B., Doppler, J., Figl-Hertlein, A., Rubisch, J., Ambichl, B., Husinsky, M., & Raffaseder, H. (2011). Ein musikalischer Ansatz zur Unterstützung des Lauftrainings in der Gesundheitsförderung und Prävention. In Tagungsband des 5. Forschungsforum der österreichischen Fachhochschulen. Wien, Austria.
Horsak, B., & Heller, M. (2011). A three-dimensional analysis of finger and bow string movements during the release in archery. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 27(2), 151–160.
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.
Horsak, B., Heller, M., & Reuter, C. (2010). Ein akustischer Ansatz zur Bestimmung der Durchführungsqualität von Bogenschüssen. In Fortschritte der Akustik (pp. 487–488). Berlin, Deutschland.
Fichtinger, N., Horsak, B., & Auer, S. (2010). Auswirkung eines 18-monatigen körperlichen Aktivierungsprogrammes mit kognitiv beeinträchtigten Personen in einem Pflegeheim. In Tagungsband des 4. Forschungsforum der österreichischen Fachhochschulen (pp. 429–430). Pinkafeld, Österreich.

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Preise, Auszeichnungen, Ehrungen

  • 2. Platz beim MTD-Award, Innovations-Award der medizinisch-technischen Dienste (2015)
  • Sieger beim NÖ Innovationspreis in der Kategorie Innovationen von Forschungseinrichtungen (2016)