Albert H. Vette

Albert Vette is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta, and a Research Scientist at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, Edmonton. He recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Department of Kinesiology, University of Waterloo, and at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute in Toronto.

Albert Vette received the Dipl.-Ing. (FH) degree in Medical Engineering from the Furtwangen University, Germany, and defended his Ph.D. work in Biomedical Engineering in 2011 (Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto). Moreover, he is certified in Organ Performance and Conducting under the state exam program of the Freiburg University of Music, Germany. His studies, industrial internships and research visits allowed Albert Vette to gain valuable personal and academic experience in Canada, Germany, Sweden, the United States, Australia, and Japan.

Albert Vette’s research interests include the modeling of physiological control systems; sensory-motor integration during gait and posture; the dynamics of biomechanical systems; and assistive technology for individuals with neurological disorders. Particular research topics focus on:

(1) neural balance control strategies during postural control;

(2) the contribution of spinal reflexes to balance during gait and posture;

(3) central processing times (‘reaction times’) during voluntary motor tasks and evoked responses in different populations;

(4) musculoskeletal biomechanics of the human trunk and their role in stabilizing posture during activities of daily life; and

(5) biomechanical mechanisms of muscle fatigue induced by functional electrical stimulation (FES).


Albert Vette is currently accepting applications from potential graduate students. For further information, please email Albert Vette at:

albert dot vette at ualberta dot ca.

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