Sports and health technology university of hamm lippstadt

Sports and health technologyHow do technical innovations in sports, work or health make everyday life easier for people?? How to develop these products? You can find the answers in the course of studies "Sports- and Health Technology".

The best of health, sports and engineering

Imagine developing the athletic shoe that will set the next marathon world record in. Or you make it possible for people in wheelchairs to get around corners more agilely. Maybe you prefer to design technically safe workplaces? With the bachelor's degree program "Sport-. Health Technology you learn the basics. You combine biomedical and technical knowledge, learn to program and design products for the sports or healthcare sector.

Typical engineering disciplines play a role, such as:

– Materials engineering – Construction and product design – Computer science

You combine this knowledge with sound knowledge, for example, in anatomy, biomechanics or ergonomics.

Course of studies

During the first three semesters you will get to know different aspects from

– Engineering – Sports Medicine Fundamentals – Health and Rehabilitation Engineering

From the fourth semester onwards, you specialize in one of the study concentrations. The fifth semester is intended as a practical semester or a semester abroad. You will work on projects and experience the tasks that await you as an engineer.

Insight into the practice

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Bike fitting test HSHL/SGT

Bike-Fitting-Project in the deepening module "Mobility and security"


Practical course in measurement and control technology

Your future with a bachelor's degree in "Sports and Health Technology"

After a successful graduation as a "Bachelor of Engineering you can go into practice in various fields of application. You work as an engineer in a company or a public authority.

This could be your field of work:

– Product development for sports, rehabilitation and medical technology – Engineer in the field of health care – Test or safety engineer – Engineer in the field of medical technology – Engineer in the field of health care – Test or safety engineer – Engineer in the field of health care – Engineer in the field of health care. -ingenieur – Betriebliches Gesundheitsmanagement und Arbeitssicherheit/Health and Safety – Ergonomie Ingenieurin bzw. Also other industries besides sports-. Health technology is open to you. You can also use your knowledge in the automotive industry, for example. In addition to joining a company, founding a start-up is also a way to pursue your own ideas. Or you can decide to continue your scientific education and complete a master's degree, e.g. in sports and health technology.B. the course of studies "Product Development and Business Studies to the Bachelor of. The possibilities are very diverse! You want "Sport-. Health Technology" study? Here you can find all information about application and enrollment. You have questions? Get in touch with us!

Study focus

– Healthy working environments

Back pain and a strained neck are just two examples of typical complaints from repetitive movements or postures in the workplace. Ergonomic and health-promoting products and frameworks can often counteract this. Exactly their development is the focus of the "Healthy Working Environments" program. What are the legal requirements for healthy work?. Occupational prevention as a basis? To what extent does the quality of work improve through appropriate measures?? And how can we use the principles of prevention and ergonomics in product development to achieve a healthier way of working?


Prevention comes from the Latin – praevenire – and means "to get ahead of". In this module you will gain a basic understanding of the goals of ergonomics. Principles of occupational health and safety in Germany. The focus is on technical. Medical aspects. You will learn to correctly assess factors at the workplace that pose a risk to health and to derive suitable preventive measures.


We teach you the basic principles of ergonomic design of products and workplaces. Using practical examples, you will learn how to design them optimally.


This module is about the development of health-promoting products and workplaces. You learn

– Plan products strategically – Use resources wisely – Test products systematically – Innovation management – Variant and change management

Today, smart and affordable assistance systems can be found in more and more areas of life, whether on smartphones, in cars or in the home. Because: the technologies are getting cheaper and smaller and are more available.

Assistance systems in sports and health technology

– Smart products in sports and health technology are being used in more and more areas, for example in age-appropriate assistance systems (Ambient Assisted Living – AAL) – technical input aids such as eye-tracking systems for people with disabilities – smart technical products such as wearable electronics to log vital functions in the sports sector, for example in rehabilitation, competitive sports and medical technology

With all smart products the benefit for humans is the center of attention. Here you can be creative. Examples of some creative projects can be found further down the page. Physical computing: In the lab you learn how different sensors work. Actuators in interaction with suitable microcontroller systems (z.B.B. Arduino) both theoretically and practically know. As part of a team, you will develop your own assistance systems and test them for functionality and customer acceptance. – Mobile computing: You will learn to develop your own apps, for example as a user interface, for control, data evaluation or as a communication interface for your product.

As the name "Mobility and Safety The "Mobility and Safety" section clearly shows how we develop products that move people and protect them from injury. Example: Bicycle. Bicycle helmet. What considerations go into the development of a helmet designed specifically for cycling?? How an e-bike can be built even more stable for higher loads? How can a racing bike become even lighter and stiffer?? You learn important background knowledge and trends around mobility products to use this in product development.

Development and simulation

In order to optimally manage product development, you will learn the following:

– systematic processes – analyze specific requirements for a product from the customer's point of view – manage interdisciplinary teams – monitor progress from idea to product

Simulation methods play an important role in product development. You will learn to make and implement the right calculations using concrete examples in order to set your product ideas in motion already on the screen, or to use them in the design process. to be able to evaluate.

Ergonomics and lightweight construction

All of the products we talk about in "Mobility and safety" will be talk, are characterized by the fact that they are used by people. You will learn to develop them against this background, z.B. in the topic of bike fitting, as well as to evaluate and design their functionality with regard to human capabilities. Another aspect is weight. Working in a team with others, you will learn about and apply the theory and practice of lightweight construction with fiber-reinforced plastics.

Rapid prototyping and product testing

Before something is mass-produced, engineers create prototypes to test functions, ergonomics during handling, or even mountability. You will get to know different methods for this purpose. Produce your own prototypes as part of a team. In addition, you will learn in a very practical way how to test components in accordance with standards in order to, for example.B. to be able to guarantee the safety of a product over a longer period of time.

The soccer player has a shoe with special damping properties, the canoeist has adapted paddles and the skier has an individual ski. You will learn how people and technology interact and what needs to be taken into account in this respect in product development in the elective area "Training devices". Important aspects are:

– Product life cycle – state of the art – scientific background – innovation potentials

Develop and test training equipment

With the help of simulation software, you will learn to develop and design training devices. You pay attention to the design and dimensioning and check everything using special measurement and test methods. So you can scientifically analyze, validate and verify training equipment. You study the interaction between people and equipment: how the equipment has to move, how it is stressed, what the vibration load is like? You will work on small projects at the intersection of sports science and technology. You will learn to think and act in an interdisciplinary way.

Discover the study program Sports and Health Technology

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In the video you will get exciting insights into the bachelor program "Sports and Health Technology" (SGT), combined by HSHL students, professors and course director Prof. Dr. Jens Spirgatis.

We live "Sports and Health Technology

Student Lennart Bechheim with practical object. private

Lennart Bechheim, 7. Semester

As part of his project work, the passionate cyclist is involved in the design and manufacture of a custom-fit and individual bicycle helmet. The development of the helmet begins with a 3D scan of the head, for which the helmet is customized. Based on this data, Lennart created a digital model of the helmet with lattice structure, which has damping properties. Finally, he was able to produce the self-designed helmet via a SLS 3D printer directly in the HSHL lab. A custom-fit helmet was developed that is not only comfortable but also safe.

Students "Sports and Health Technology in the biochemistry practical course. HSHL/ Prof. Dr. Johanna Moebus

Practical insight into the topic "How much caffeine do popular drinks contain??"

In the biochemistry internship, Jennifer Tchatat, Mathias Becker and Paul Wesener-Roth are investigating the caffeine content of popular drinks together with their fellow students from the 3rd semester. Semesters. Students examine frequently consumed beverages for their caffeine content and compare it with caffeine tablets. The beverages are first decolorized and freed of carbon dioxide and then photometrically analyzed. For many, this is their first contact with pipettes and lab coats. In the process, the small groups are supported by a team of student assistants as well as research assistant Tobias Schulte and prof. Dr. Johanna Moebus supervises and supports.

Student Alexandra Ehrecke in front of the stairs at HSHL

Alexandra Ehrecke, 5. semester

During her practical semester in the course of studies Alexandra Ehrecke worked at the company ZF in the field of airbag development. For product development, she analyzed the behavior of new criteria for evaluating the severity of head injuries with the help of data recorded by dummies during automobile crash tests. By using injury criteria that reflect human biomechanics, safety technology for automobiles can be designed even better in the future. The study content of computer science, biomechanics and measurement and control technology was particularly helpful to her during her work at the company.

E-Longboard with many special effects HSHL/ SGT

Student projects from the main areas of study

In the winter semester 2018/19 our students in the specialization "Assistive Technologies" have (v.l.Phillip Horstmeier, Hendrik Plumper, Sophia Rotker, Mats Reckzugel and Hendrik Budke) an e-Longboard with many special effects (lighting, turn signals, …) and own app as a final project in the 7. semester developed.

Student Tanja Vossel with VR project. private

Tatjana Vossel, 7. Semester

In 7. In the second semester Tatjana Vossel wrote her bachelor thesis at the company SALT AND PEPPER Software, in the field of embodied engineering. In the process, it has been working on the development of an automatically running ergonomics procedure (MTM – Methods-Time Measurement) within virtual reality environments in the form of a proof of concept. The overriding goal is to provide a tool that can be used during the planning of an assembly workstation to optimize processes. Tatjana's knowledge of ergonomics and biomechanics, in combination with computer science and mathematics, helped her to write a successful bachelor thesis.

Smartwatch? Yes, but for use in the medical service for first aid private

Smartwatch? Yes, but for use in the ambulance service for primary care

In the advanced seminar on assistance technology in the sports and health technology course, students Julian Krieger, Alissa Renner, Stephanie Respondek and Fabian Vogt have developed a prototype called Smart Rescue.

This is a wristband that is put on the patient in order to monitor various vital parameters and send them to a cell phone via Bluetooth. In an app, this data is then clearly displayed, making monitoring easier. The program reimagines analytical tools for the healthcare field. The project was developed and supported by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rolfes-Gehrmann and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Noll.

News from the study program

Application for studies at HSHL from 02.05.2022 possible

From 02.05.2022 to 15.07.2022 it is possible for all interested students to apply for thirteen bachelor programs for the winter semester 2022/23. [29.04.2022]

SGT students in action

Lisa Hense

Lisa Hense, 5. Semester "Sports and Health Technology, Semester abroad in Australia

"It was clear to me very quickly that I would like to spend a semester abroad during my studies in sports and health technology in order to get to know foreign cultures and countries."

View of the Hollywood Sign Christian Boedger

Christian Bodger, 6. Semester "Sports and Health Technology, Semester abroad in California USA

"The semester abroad actually sounds quite relaxed and there is certainly a lot to see, so I'll give it a try." That was the first thought I had when I had to choose between a practical semester or a semester abroad."

Studying at HSHL

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All information about studying and living at HSHL can be found here.

Registration in your desired study program

– The study program can be started in the winter semester. – The application phase starts in May and ends on 15. July before the respective winter semester. – The application is done online. More information on the "Application and Enrollment" page.

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