Medical Technology Systems - Project "NoGravEx"

The Recupera REHA part system. The system captures the whole kinematic of the human arm. (Source: Annemarie Popp, DFKI)


Feasibility study for simulated micro gravity based on an exoskeleton: No Gravity Exoskeleton (NoGravEx)

The project NoGravEx explores the possibility of simulating microgravity with an exoskeleton. Starting from the Recupera REHA exoskeleton a software component, that enables subject specific arm weight compensation will be implemented to give the user the feeling of micro gravitation. Further, a study will be conducted where subjects will move with and without the exoskeleton while muscle and brain activity (EMG / EEG) is recorded. The analysis of the EMG data will give first insights if simulated micro gravitation has an influence on the muscles of the subjects.

Project data

Duration: 01.01.2022 - 31.12.2023
Donee: University Duisburg-Essen/ Medical Technoloy Systems
Sonsor: Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Klimaschutz
Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V.
Gran number: Founded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, German Aerospace Center e.V. FKZ: 50RP2172A (UDE) und 50RP2172B (DFKI)
Partner: Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz GmbH


Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Elsa Kirchner

Contact person:
Julia Habenicht, M.A.