Welcome to Neuroscience Center Zurich

Dr. med. Andreas Meyer-Heim


Department of Rehabilitation
University Children's Hospital Zurich

Mühlebergstr. 104
8910 Affoltern am Albis

Tel. +41 44 762 5111
Fax +41 44 762 5122

Main Goals, Keywords

Group Members

1 consultant paediatrician, 1 Ph.D. student, 2 scientific co-workers, 1-2 master students Human movement sciences ETHZ

Previous and Current Research

PeLoBASE: multicentric database for the investigation of treatment outcomes after robot-assisted locomotion training

PeLoViR: create and evaluate a child-friendly augmented biofeedback system and virtual environment in which the patients are able to - practise their therapeutic goals while walking with the pediatric Lokomat

PeLoClinics: various multicentric studies of the interest group pediatric Lokomat in
order to investigate outcomes after robotic assisted gait training in children with central gait impairments

PeLoTool: evaluation of the assessment tools implemented in the pediatric driven gait orthosis Lokomat

For a more detailed description of our research projects please visit our homepage (URL indicated below).

Future Projects

continue of multicentric and international effectivity studies development of a child-friendly, “holistic” therapy approach with combination of computer-assisted (VR) therapy systems for upper and lower extremities and integration of biofeedback systems.

Techniques and Equipment

Services for in- and outpatient Rehabilitation of children and adolescents (Rehabilitation centre Affoltern am Albis, 50 beds, CA Dr. med. B. Knecht) including facilities for physio-, occupational,-, speech- and language- and sports-therapy.
GMFM-66, modified Ashworth, 6MWT, 10MWT, etc., pediatric and adult module of Lokomat and implemented assessment Tools, PITS (paediatric interactive therapy system), 2D-motion video gait analysis (Dartfish), step monitors, neuropsychological assessments, PeLoBASE, MRI facilities at University Children’s Hospital Zurich.

Selected Publications


Stiftung Cerebral (Schweizerische Stiftung für das cerebralgelähmte Kind), Cramer Stiftung Zürich, Vontobel Stiftung Zürich, Forschungskredit UBS Donation “by order of a client” (Kinderspital Zürich), LEGO Schweiz, CS Jubiläums Stiftung, Kispi Ball Donation 2005.



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