Basel Functional Biomechanics Laboratory

The Basel Functional Biomechanics Laboratory (BFBL) was formed in 2015 bringing together expertise in human biomechanics research and orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine and is led by Prof. Dr. Annegret Mündermann and Dr. Corina Nüesch.

The BFBL is part of the Clinic for Orthopaedics and Traumatology at the University Hospital Basel, Switzerland (Chairman Prof. Dr. med. Marcel Jakob) and the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Basel. The BFBL is located at Bettenhaus 3 of the University Hospital Basel.

This unique setup facilitates bed side to bench to bed side research frameworks where scientists work hand in hand with clinicians and contribute to eduction in orthopaedics, sport science and physiotherapy. With more than 20 years of experience in functional biomechanics, members of our group have been delivering on our promise to generate scientifically founded knowledge to improve orthopaedic treatment and athletic performance.



  • 2021 - Best Oral Presentation, Swiss Spine Society (C. Nüesch)
  • 2021 - Clinical Biomechanics Award Finalist, International Society of Biomechanics (E. De Pieri)
  • 2021 - Young Investigator Award 2nd Price, German Society of Biomechanics (L. Bühl)
  • 2018 - Research Award, Swiss Society of Sports Medicine (with A. Leumann)
  • 2017 - Finalist, Best Poster Award, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Biomechanik (C. Nüesch)
  • 2016 - 2nd Price, GOTS Young Investigator Award - by Ottobock, Gesellschaft für Orthopädie und Traumatologie im Sport (E. Roos)
  • 2016 - Finalist, Spolastic Poster Award, Gesellschaft für Orthopädie und Traumatologie im Sport (C. Nüesch)
  • 2016 - 2nd Place, Karger Award, Faculty of Medicine, University of Basel (D. Laffer)
  • 2015 - Finalist Paper, Maurice E. Mueller Award, Swiss Orthopedics (A. Mündermann)
  • 2014 - Best Paper Award, German Society of Biomechanics (A. Mündermann)


  • 3D camera based treadmill movement analysis with pressure plate and dynamic unloading system
  • 3D camera based overground movement analysis with force plate
  • Inertial sensor based walking and running analysis
  • Electromyography
  • Balance testing and training
  • Barography
  • Muscle strength measurements
  • Proprioception measurements
  • Functional performance tests
  • Blood sampling