Dr. Oliver Rettig

Projektmitarbeiter RaHM-Lab, ErgoBot

Erzbergerstraße 121, Raum D324


1990 ‑ 1997

Studium der Physik an der Universität Karlsruhe.

1998 ‑ 2002

Fernstudium Medizinische Physik und Technik mit Vertiefungsrichtung medizinische Bildverarbeitung an der Universtität Kaiserslautern.

2002 ‑ 2008

Promotion zum Dr. rer. nat an der Universität Heidelberg mit dem Thema „Modellierung der oberen Extremität und Armbewegungen beim Gehen“.

Berufliche Tätigkeit

1998 ‑ 1999

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter in Institut für Didaktik der Physik der Universität Karlsruhe.

Seit 1999

Geschäftsführer der Firma ORAT Software-Entwicklung.

2003 ‑ 2016

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter im Gang- und Bewegungslabor der Orthopädischen Universitätsklinik Heidelberg.

Seit 2017

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter der DHBW-Karlsruhe, Fakultät Technik mit den Schwerpunkten Bewegungsanalyse, Robotik und Maschinelles Lernen.

Wissenschaftliche Interessen



  • ESMAC 2003, O. Rettig, Kinetics of a carbon spring AF-orthosis and its influence on the kinetics of gait.
  • ESMAC 2004, O. Rettig, Poster: Upper Extremity – Optical marker based joint center calculation and elbow flexion angle determination.
  • ESMAC 2005, O. Rettig, Vortrag: An upper extremity model based on optimized joint centers and axes.
  • ESMAC 2005, S. Wolf u. O. Rettig, Poster: Euler is not really what the clinician wants Biomechanics of the lower limb in health desease and rehabilitation, S.Wolf u. O. Rettig, Vortrag: Rotation in ball joints – a solution for the Codeman paradoxon.
  • ESMAC 2006, S. Wolf u. O. Rettig, Poster: Proper joint angle representation in the context of femoral derotation osteotomy
  • GCMAS 2007, O. Rettig, Vortrag: Practical details and experiences of shoulder center (SJC) estimation using a least squares functional method.
  • ESMAC 2007, O. Rettig, Vortrag: Arm orientations and movements during gait: Normal data and quantification of its variability.
  • ESMAC 2008, O. Rettig, Symposiums-Vortrag: Functional methods for shoulder joint centre estimation based on a minimized marker set and comparison of three different computation methods for clinical feasibility
  • ISG 2008, S. Wolf u. O. Rettig, Vortrag: Conjunct and adjunct rotation in the shoulder
  • ESMAC 2009, S. Wolf, L. Fradet, O. Rettig Vortrag: Conjunct and adjunct rotation in the shoulder
  • ESMAC 2011, O. Rettig, Vortrag: Reverse Shoulder Prosthesis - Markerbased Measurement of the Center of Rotation Localisation
  • ESMAC 2012, O. Rettig, Poster: Is slope walking less stable in frontal plane than level walking?
  • 2014, O. Rettig, B. Krautwurst, M. Maier, S. Wolf, Shoulder girdle elevation during humerus ad-/abduction, Gait & posture 2014 Jun, 39(1) S126-S127
  • ESMAC 2015, O. Rettig, Vortrag: Gaitmatcher - Search for gait kinematics twins
  • DGfB 2015, O. Rettig, Vortrag: Gaitmatcher – Suche nach Gangbild-Zwillingen
  • Gamma Kongress 2016, O. Rettig, Fortschritte bei der Suche nach Gangbild-Zwillingen
  • 2015, M. Niklasch, S. Mattner, B. Krautwurst, M. Maier, M. Klotz, O. Rettig, S. Wolf, T. Dreher, The Objective Measurement of Diadochokinesis in Children with Bilateral Spastic Cerebral Palsy, Neuropediatrics (2015); 46 – FV01-09
  • ESMAC 2015, S. Mattner, T. Dreher, B. Krautwurst, O. Rettig, S.Wolf, M. Niklasch, The objective measurement of diadochokinesis in children with bilateral spastic cerebral palsy, Gait & posture 2015 Sep; 42(1) S19
  • ESMAC 2015, O. Rettig, S. Wolf, Gaitmatscher – Search for gait kinematics twins, Gait & posture 2015 Sept, 42(1) S100-S101
  • IAS-15, 2018, O. Rettig, S. Müller, M. Strand, D. Katic, Vortrag: Unsupervised Hump Detection for Mobile Robots Based on Kinematic Measurements and Deep-Learning Based Autoencoder, (accepted to be published in Springers “Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing” serie)



Buch- und Zeitschriftenbeiträge

  • 2004, O. Rettig, Galileo Computing, Tomcat 5, gebundene Ausgabe 530 Seiten
    2007, P. Raiss, O. Rettig, et. al., Range of motion of shoulder and elbow in activities of daily life in 3D motion analysis, Z Orthop Unfall, 145, 493-498
  • 2008, S. Wolf, M. Alimusaj, O. Rettig, L. Döderlein, Gait and posture: Dynamic assist by carbon fiber spring AFOs for patients with myelomeningocele, Gait and posture, 28, 175-177
  • 2009, S. Wolf, O. Rettig, et. al., Conjunct rotation: Codman's paradox revisited. Med Biol Eng Comput, 47, 551-556
  • 2009, P. Kasten, M. Maier, O. Rettig, P. Raiss, S. Wolf, M. Loew, Proprioception in total, hemi- and reverse shoulder arthroplasty in 3D motion analyses: a prospective study, Int Orthop, 33, 1641-1664
  • 2009, O. Rettig, et. al., A new kinematic model of the upper extremity based on functional joint parameter determination for shoulder and elbow, Gait and posture, 30, 469-476
  • 2009, P. Kasten, O. Rettig, M. Loew, S. Wolf, P. Raiss, Three-dimensional motion analysis of compensatory movements in patients with radioulnar synostosis performing activities of daily living, J Orthop Sci, 14, 307-212
  • 2010, P. Kasten, M. Maier, P. Wendy, O. Rettig, P. Raiss, S. Wolf, M. Loew, Can shoulder arthroplasty restore the range of motion in activities of daily living? A prospective 3D video motion analysis study, J Shoulder Elbow Surg, 19, 59-65
  • 2013, M. W. Maier, P. Kasten, M. Niklasch, T. Dreher, F. Zeifang, O. Rettig, S. Wolf, 3D motion capture using the HUX model for monitoring functional changes with arthroplasty in patients with degenerative osteoarthritis, Gait & Posture, 2014 Jan; 39(1):7-11
  • 2013, O. Rettig, M. W. Maier, S. Gantz, P. Raiss, F. Zeifang, S. I. Wolf, Does the reverse shoulder prosthesis medialize the center of rotation in the glenohumeral joint? Gait Posture. 2013 Jan;37(1):29-31
  • 2014, M C. .M. Klotz, S. Drongelen, O. Rettig, P. Wenger, S. Gantz, T. Dreher, S. I. Wolf, Motion analysis of the upper extremity in children with unilateral cerebral palsy—An assessment of six daily tasks, Research in Developmental Disabilities 35 (2014) 2950–2957
  • 2015, Proposition of a protocol to evaluate upper‐extremity functional deficits and compensation mechanisms: application to elbow contracture, J Orthop Sci (2015) 20:321–330
  • 2015, O. Rettig, B. Krautwurst, M. W. Maier and S. I. Wolf, Definition of anatomical zero positions for assessing shoulder pose with 3D motion capture during bilateral abduction of the arms, BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders (2015) 16:383
  • 2016, M. Sreenivasa, C. Javier G. Chamorro, D. Gonzalez-Alvarado, O. Rettig, S. I. Wolf, Patient-specific bone geometry and segment inertia from MRI images for model-based analysis of pathological gait, Journal of Biomechanics 49 (2016) 1918–1925
  • 2017, P. P. Pott, S. I. Wolf, J. Block, S. Van Drongelen, M. Grün, D. WW Heizmann, J. Hielscher, A. Horn, R. Müller, O. Rettig, U. Konigorski, R. Werthschützky, H. F. Schlaak, T. Meiß, Knee-ankle-foot orthosis with powered knee for support in the elderly, Proc IMechE Part H: J Engineering in Medcine 231(8):715-727
  • 2018, M. Lenk, P. Hilsendegen, O. Rettig, M. Strand, Simulation and Transfer of Reinforcement Learning Algorithms for Autonomous Obstacle Avoidance, (accepted to be published in Springers “Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing” series)
  • 2018, O. Rettig, S. Müller, D. Katic, Which deep artifical neural network architecture to use for anomaly detection in Mobile Robots kinematic data? (accepted to be published by Springer)
  • 2018, O. Rettig, B. Friesenbichler, Adjunct SHR – a new version of the “classical” Scapulohumeral Rhythm ratio, Gait & Posture, S0966-6362(18)30826-9