Vrije Universiteit Brussel

ir. Matthias Näf

PhD researcher

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Faculty of Applied Sciences
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Building Z - Room ZT001a
Pleinlaan , 2
B-1050 Brussels

Phone:+32 2 6291472

Matthias Näf was born in Switzerland in 1986. He received his Bachelor and Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the ETH Zürich (Switzerland) in 2011 and 2014 respectively. From 2016 he has been working as a PhD researcher in the Multibody Mechanics and Robotics research group at VUB.


Matthias' research focusses on the development of an assistive lower back exoskeleton to prevent low-back pain. Currently he is involved in the SPEXOR project for the development of an exoskeleton to prevent low-back pain in able bodied workers and to support workers with low-back pain in vocational rehabilitation. See SPEXOR's website:http://www.spexor.eu


Bartenbach, V., Schmidt, K., Naef, M., Wyss, D., & Riener, R. (2015, August). Concept of a soft exosuit for the support of leg function in rehabilitation. In Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR), 2015 IEEE International Conference on (pp. 125-130). IEEE.


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