Prof. Dr.

Syn Schmitt

Director
Institute for Modelling and Simulation of Biomechanical Systems
Professor for Computational Biophysics and Biorobotics

Contact

+49 711 685-60484
+49 711 685-50484

Nobelstraße 15
70569 Stuttgart
Deutschland
Room: 00.064

Office Hours

Publications:
  1. 2020

    1. Brändle S, Schmitt S, Müller MA. A systems-theoretic analysis of low-level human motor control: application to a single-joint arm model. Journal of Mathematical Biology [Internet]. 2020;80(4):1139--1158. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00285-019-01455-z
  2. 2019

    1. Hammer M, Günther M, Haeufle DFB, Schmitt S. Tailoring anatomical muscle paths: a sheath-like solution for muscle routing in musculoskeletal computer models. Mathematical Biosciences [Internet]. 2019;311:68–81. Available from: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0025556418302542
    2. Driess D, Schmitt S, Toussaint M. Active Inverse Model Learning with Error and Reachable Set Estimates. In: Proc of the IEEE Int Conf on Intelligent Robotsand Systems (IROS). 2019. (Proc. of the IEEE Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robotsand Systems (IROS)).
    3. Schmitt S, Günther M, Häufle DF. The dynamics of the skeletal muscle: A systems biophysics perspective on muscle modeling with the focus on Hill-type muscle models. GAMM-Mitteilungen. 2019;e201900013.
  3. 2018

    1. Haeufle DF, Schmortte B, Geyer H, Müller R, Schmitt S. The benefit of combining neuronal feedback and feed-forward control for robustness in step down perturbations of simulated human walking depends on the muscle function. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience. 2018;12:80.
    2. Wolfen S, Walter J, Günther M, Haeufle DFB, Schmitt S. Bioinspired pneumatic muscle spring units mimicking the human motion apparatus: benefits for passive motion range and joint stiffness variation in antagonistic setups. In: 2018 25th International Conference on Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice (M2VIP). 2018. p. 1--6. (2018 25th International Conference on Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice (M2VIP)).
    3. Suissa D, Günther M, Shapiro A, Melzer I, Schmitt S. On Laterally Perturbed Human Stance: Experiment, Model, and Control. Applied Bionics and Biomechanics [Internet]. 2018;2018:20. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/4767624
    4. Günther M, Häufle D, Schmitt S. The basic mechanical structure of the skeletal muscle machinery: One model for linking microscopic and macroscopic scales. 2018;
    5. Günther M, Haeufle DF, Schmitt S. The basic mechanical structure of the skeletal muscle machinery: One model for linking microscopic and macroscopic scales. Journal of Theoretical Biology. 2018;456:137--167.
    6. Driess D, Zimmermann H, Wolfen S, Suissa D, Haeufle D, Hennes D, et al. Learning to Control Redundant Musculoskeletal Systems with Neural Networks and SQP: Exploiting Muscle Properties. In: Proc of the International Conference on Robotics and Automation. 2018. (Proc. of the International Conference on Robotics and Automation).
  4. 2017

    1. Lindemann U, Schwenk M, Schmitt S, Weyrich M, Schlicht W, Becker C. Effect of uphill and downhill walking on walking performance in geriatric patients using a wheeled walker. Zeitschrift für Gerontologie und Geriatrie. 2017;50(6):483--487.
    2. Röhrle O, Sprenger M, Schmitt S. A two-muscle, continuum-mechanical forward simulation of the upper limb. Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology [Internet]. 2017;16(3):743--762. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10237-016-0850-x
    3. Kleinbach C, Martynenko O, Promies J, Haeufle DF, Fehr J, Schmitt S. Implementation and validation of the extended Hill-type muscle model with robust routing capabilities in LS-DYNA for active human body models. Biomedical Engineering Online. 2017;16(1):109.
    4. Rockenfeller R, Günther M, Schmitt S, Götz T. Corrigendum to “Comparative Sensitivity Analysis of Muscle Activation Dynamics.” Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine [Internet]. 2017;2017:2. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/6752731
    5. Brown N, Bubeck D, Haeufle DFB, Weickenmeier J, Kuhl E, Alt W, et al. Weekly Time Course of Neuro-Muscular Adaptation to Intensive Strength Training. Frontiers in Physiology [Internet]. 2017;8:329. Available from: http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fphys.2017.00329
    6. Bayer A, Schmitt S, Günther M, Haeufle D. The influence of biophysical muscle properties on simulating fast human arm movements. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering. 2017;20(8):803--821.
    7. Christensen KB, Günther M, Schmitt S, Siebert T. Strain in shock-loaded skeletal muscle and the time scale of muscular wobbling mass dynamics. Scientific Reports [Internet]. 2017;7(1):13266. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-13630-7
  5. 2016

    1. Hochstein S, Rauschenberger P, Weigand B, Siebert T, Schmitt S, Schlicht W, et al. Assessment of physical activity of the human body considering the thermodynamic system. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering. 2016;19(9):923–33.
    2. Haeufle DF, Bäuerle T, Steiner J, Bremicker L, Schmitt S, Bechinger C. External control strategies for self-propelled particles: Optimizing navigational efficiency in the presence of limited resources. Physical Review E. 2016;94(1):012617.
    3. Ghazi-Zahedi K, Haeufle DF, Montúfar G, Schmitt S, Ay N. Evaluating morphological computation in muscle and dc-motor driven models of hopping movements. Frontiers in Robotics and AI. 2016;3:42.
  6. 2015

    1. Schmitt S, Haeufle D. Mechanics and thermodynamics of biological muscle--a simple model approach. In: Soft Robotics. Springer; 2015. p. 134--144. (Soft Robotics).
    2. Rockenfeller R, Günther M, Schmitt S, Götz T. Comparative sensitivity analysis of muscle activation dynamics. Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine. 2015;2015.
    3. Rupp T, Ehlers W, Karajan N, Günther M, Schmitt S. A forward dynamics simulation of human lumbar spine flexion predicting the load sharing of intervertebral discs, ligaments, and muscles. Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology. 2015;14(5):1081--1105.
  7. 2014

    1. Haeufle D, Günther M, Bayer A, Schmitt S. Hill-type muscle model with serial damping and eccentric force--velocity relation. Journal of Biomechanics. 2014;47(6):1531--1536.
    2. Haeufle D, Günther M, Wunner G, Schmitt S. Quantifying control effort of biological and technical movements: an information-entropy-based approach. Physical Review E. 2014;89(1):012716.
    3. David S, Schmitt S, Utz J, Hub A, Schlicht W. Navigation within buildings: Novel movement detection algorithms supporting people with visual impairments. Research in Developmental Disabilities [Internet]. 2014;35(9):2026–34. Available from: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0891422214002005
  8. 2013

    1. Schmitt S, Günther M, Rupp T, Bayer A, Häufle D. Theoretical Hill-type muscle and stability: numerical model and application. Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine. 2013;2013:570878.
    2. Karajan N, Röhrle O, Ehlers W, Schmitt S. Linking continuous and discrete intervertebral disc models through homogenisation. Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology [Internet]. 2013;12(3):453--466. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10237-012-0416-5
  9. 2012

    1. Haeufle DFB, Taylor MD, Schmitt S, Geyer H. A clutched parallel elastic actuator concept: Towards energy efficient powered legs in prosthetics and robotics. In: 2012 4th IEEE RAS EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob). 2012. p. 1614–9. (2012 4th IEEE RAS EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob)).
    2. Mörl F, Siebert T, Schmitt S, Blickhan R, Guenther M. Electro-mechanical delay in Hill-type muscle models. Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology. 2012;12(05):1250085.
    3. Häufle DFB, Günther M, Blickhan R, Schmitt S. Proof of concept: model based bionic muscle with hyperbolic force-velocity relation. Applied Bionics and Biomechanics. 2012;9(3):276–274.
    4. Günther M, Röhrle O, Haeufle DF, Schmitt S. Spreading out muscle mass within a Hill-type model: a computer simulation study. Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine. 2012;2012.
    5. Schmitt S, Haeufle D, Blickhan R, Günther M. Nature as an engineer: one simple concept of a bio-inspired functional artificial muscle. Bioinspiration & Biomimetics. 2012;7(3):036022.
    6. Haeufle D, Günther M, Blickhan R, Schmitt S. Can quick release experiments reveal the muscle structure? A bionic approach. Journal of Bionic Engineering. 2012;9(2):211--223.
  10. 2011

    1. Schmitt S, Günther M. Human leg impact: energy dissipation of wobbling masses. Archive of Applied Mechanics [Internet]. 2011;81(7):887--897. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00419-010-0458-z
    2. Häufle DFB, Günther M, Blickhan R, Schmitt S. Proof of concept of an artificial muscle: theoretical model, numerical model and hardware experiment. In: Proceedings of the 12th IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics. 2011. p. 8 pages. (Proceedings of the 12th IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics).
    3. Rupp T, Schmitt S. Inverse dynamics of the lower extremities: novel approach considering upper and lower ankle joint axis. Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology. 2011;13 pages.
  11. 2010

    1. Blickhan R, Günther M, Schmitt S. Vorrichtung zur Nachbildung des Bewegungsverhaltens eines natürlichen Muskels. Europäisches Patentamt; 2010. Report No.: PCT/DE 2010/000160.
    2. Häufle DFB, Günther M, Blickhan R, Schmitt S. Proof of concept: model based bionic muscle with hyperbolic force-velocity relation. In: Proceedings of the first International Conference of Applied Biomechanics and Bionics. 2010. p. 7 pages. (Proceedings of the first International Conference of Applied Biomechanics and Bionics).
    3. Günther M, Schmitt S. A macroscopic ansatz to deduce the Hill relation. Journal of Theoretical Biology. 2010;263(4):407--418.
  12. 2009

    1. Melnyk M, Schloz C, Schmitt S, Gollhofer A. Neuromuscular ankle joint stabilisation after 4-weeks WBV training. International Journal of Sports Medicine. 2009;30(6):461--466.
    2. Schmitt S, Melnyk M, Alt W, Gollhofer A. Novel approach for a precise determination of short-time intervals in ankle sprain experiments. Journal of Biomechanics. 2009;42:2823–5.
  13. 2008

    1. Blickhan R, Günther M, Schmitt S. Vorrichtung zur Nachbildung des Bewegungsverhaltens eines natürlichen Muskels. Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt; 2008. Report No.: DE 10 2008 058 604.8.
  14. 2007

    1. Wangerin M, Schmitt S, Stapelfeldt B, Gollhofer A. Inverse Dynamics in Cycling Performance. In: Buzug T, editor. Advances in Medical Engineering. Springer; 2007. p. 329--334. (Buzug T, editor. Advances in Medical Engineering).
    2. Schmitt S, Kettler A, Mutschler H, Schmidt H, Ruder H, Wilke H-J. Simulation von Störungen auf die Lumbalwirbelsäule - eine Projektskizze. In: VDI Berichte Nr. 2002, editor. Humanschwingungen. Düsseldorf, VDI; 2007. p. 277–91. (VDI Berichte Nr. 2002, editor. Humanschwingungen).
  15. 2006

    1. Schmitt S. Über die Anwendung und Modifikation des Hill’schen Muskelmodells in der Biomechanik. [Tübingen]: Eberhard-Karls-Universität; 2006.
  16. 2003

    1. Schmitt S. Biomechanische Modellierung und Simulation am Beispiel Skisprung. 2003.

My full CV can be downloaded from the following link: Full CV (English)

Since 06/19 Adjunct Professor of the School of Chemistry Physics and Mechanical Engineering at Queensland University of Technology Brisbane, Australia
Since 04/19 Founding Director (jointly with Prof. O. Röhrle) of the Institute for Modelling and Simulation of Biomechanical Systems, Faculty 2: Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Stuttgart, Germany.
Since 09/18 Faculty Member of the International Max Planck Research School for Intelligent Systems (IMPRS-IS), Stuttgart and Tübingen
Since 09/18 W3-Professor for Computational Biophysics and Biorobotics in Faculty 2: Civil and Environmental Engineering and Stuttgart Center for Simulation Science (SimTech) at the University of Stuttgart, Germany.
Since 02/16 Fellow of the Stuttgart Center for Simulation Science (SC SimTech), Stuttgart, Germany.
09/12-09/18 Assistant Professor (Juniorprofessor) for "Modelling and Simulation in Human Movement" at the Institute of Sports and Movement Sciences (inspo) of the University of Stuttgart, Germany.
07/07-09/12 Research Scientist at the Institute of Sports and Movement Science (inspo) of the University of Stuttgart, Germany
12/06
PhD in Theoretical Physics (Biophysics), University of Tübingen, Germany
(Prof. H. Ruder)
01/04-06/07
Doctoral research scientist at the Department of Sports and Rehabilitation Medicine and Institute for Sports and Sports Science of the University of Freiburg, Germany.
 
12/03
State examination (1. Staatsexamen) in Physics and Sports Education at the University of Stuttgart
07/03
Master of Science in Physics (Diplomphysiker) at the University of Stuttgart
To the top of the page