HUMAN RESEARCH, Institute for Health Technology an

Inst. f. Health Technology and Prevention Research

Maximilian Moser
Franz-Pichler-Strasse 30, 8160
+43 3172 44111 0
+43 3172 44111 11
Research Domain
  • Basic Human
  • Methodology / Technology
  • Biological Rhythms
  • Sleep Physiology-Neurophysiology in Human
  • Sleep and Body Functions (Cardio-Respiratory, Thermoregulation/Metabolism, Endocrine)
  • Instrumentation-Methodology

Laboratory description

algorithm development and modeling in functional physiology, stress state and recovery ability, extracting sleep phases and sleep stages by HRV, contact-free methods.

Technical Capabilities and areas of expertise


Selected Publications in the 5 past years:

HILDEBRANDT, G., MOSER, M. & LEHOFER, M. (1998). Chronobiologie und Chronomedizin. Hippokrates.

MOSER, M., FRÜHWIRTH, M., PENTER, R. & WINKER, R. (2006a). Why life oscillates – from a topographical towards a functional chronobiology. Cancer Causes and Control 17, 591-599.

MOSER, M., SCHAUMBERGER, K., SCHERNHAMMER, E. & STEVENS, R. G. (2006b). Cancer and rhythm. Cancer Causes and Control 17, 483-487.

GROTE, V., LACKNER, H., KELZ, C., TRAPP, M., AICHINGER, F., PUFF, H. & MOSER, M. (2007). Short-term effects of pulsed electromagnetic fields after physical exercise are dependent on autonomic tone before exposure. Eur J Appl Physiol 101, 495-502.

MOSER, M., FRUEHWIRTH, M. & KENNER, T. (2008). The Symphony of Life – Importance, Interaction and Visualization of Biologica Rhythms. IEEE Eng Med Biol Mag 27, 29-37.

Key Publications of the Laboratory:

Moser, M., R. Penter, et al. (2006). “Why life oscillates–biological rhythms and health.” Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 1: 424-8.

Seebauer, M., M. Fruhwirth, et al. (2002). “Changes of respiratory sinus arrhythmia during the menstrual cycle depend on average heart rate.” Eur J Appl Physiol 87(4-5): 309-14.

Lehofer, M., M. Moser, et al. (1999). “Influence of age on the parasympatholytic property of tricyclic antidepressants.” Psychiatry Res 85(2): 199-207.

Moser, M., M. Lehofer, et al. (1998). “Increased heart rate in depressed subjects in spite of unchanged autonomic balance?” J Affect Disord 48(2-3): 115-24.

Liebmann, P. M., G. Reibnegger, et al. (1998). “Circadian rhythm of the soluble p75 tumor necrosis factor (sTNF-R75) receptor in humans–a possible explanation for the circadian kinetics of TNR-alpha effects.” Int Immunol 10(9): 1393-6.

Lehofer, M., P. M. Liebmann, et al. (1998). “Nervousness and pain sensitivity: I. A positive correlation.” Psychiatry Res 79(1): 51-3.

Liebmann, P. M., M. Lehofer, et al. (1998). “Nervousness and pain sensitivity: II. Changed relation in ex-addicts as a predictor for early relapse.” Psychiatry Res 79(1): 55-8.

Other laboratory Members

Title:  PhD

Name:  Vincent Grote


Title:  MSc

Name:  Matthias Frühwirth


Title:  BSc

Name:  Dietmar Messerschmidt


Title:  MSc

Name:  Bernhard Puswald



Title:  PhD

Name:  Michael Lehofer


Past Members

Title:  PhD

Name:  Helmut Hinghofer


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