Cristina Soaz

TU München, RCS
Arcisstraße 21
D-80290 München



Room Z949 (link to roomfinder)


  • IPAT - Integrated platform to quantify Physical Activity as outcome measure and Treatment option
  • REPABO - REsponsiveness of PAatient Based Outcome parameters
  • VPHOP - The Osteoporotic Virtual Physiological Human
  • NETSIM - Cardiovascular diseases
  • ESA - Mars500 - Multi-part ground-based experiment simulating a manned flight to Mars

Research interests

  • Physical Activity Monitoring
  • Gait Analysis and Biomechanical Modelling
  • Wireless Sensor Networks for Medical Care
  • Medical Signal Processing

Teaching & Administrative duties

Diploma-, Master/Bachelor Theses offered. For more information contact me via e-mail.


Cristina received her Master Degree in Telecommunications Enginneering at the University of Vigo (Spain) in 2008. She worked as Marie Curie Fellow (FP7 Marie Curie ITN: Netsim) at the Sylvia Lawry Centre for Multiple Sclerosis Research - The Human Motion Institute on mobile accelerometer-based medical applications. In May 2011 she joined the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology as PhD student.



A new method to estimate the real upper limit of the false alarm rate in a 3D accelerometry-based fall detector for the elderly C. Soaz, C. Lederer, M. Daumer. In the Proceedings of the 34th IEEE Annual International Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS). San Diego, California, USA. August 2012 (to appear)

A feasibility study for the integration of 3D accelerometry in fall risk assessment. Soaz C., Daumer M. for the VPHOP Consortium. In the 46th annual conference of the German Society for Biomedical Engineering (DGBMT), Jena, Germany, September 2012.

Accuracy of the actibelt® accelerometer for measuring walking speed in a controlled environment among persons with multiple sclerosis. Robert W. Motl , Madeline Weikert, Yoojin Suh, Jacob J. Sosnoff, John Pula, Cristina Soaz, Michaela Schimpl, Christian Lederer, Martin Daumer. In Gait &Posture, Volume 35, Issue 2, February 2012.

Towards the standardization of a gait and balance quality assessment tool using mobile accelerometry. Soaz C., Neuhaus A. Daumer M., Taylor W. In Gait & Posture Volume 33, supplement 1, April 2011.

Acceleromics meets Genomics - Physical Activity and Genes for Personalized Medizine - Results from an International Expert Panel Meeting. Daumer M., Kaufman K., Schwaab B., Dürr D., Butterworth A., Deloukas P., Moore C., Hellsten Y., Pilegaard H., Soaz C., Schimpl M., Neuhaus A., Tusker F., Xin W., Klose H., Slawski M., Kulikowski K. In 2nd International Conference on Ambulatory Monitoring of Physical Activity and Movement (ICAMPAM), Glasgow, Scotland, May 2011.

Association between Walking Speed and Age in Healthy, Free-Living Individuals Using Mobile AccelerometryA Cross-Sectional Study. Schimpl M, Moore C, Lederer C, Neuhaus A, Sambrook J, et al. 2011. (Acknowledgments: We thank Martina Güntner, Cristina Soaz Gonzalez, Christoph Stolle and Ralf Strobl for their role in the validation committee. We thank Gerhard Aigner, Evangelia Diamanti, Joanne Livingstone, Jane McLaughlin, Alexander Schlummer, Cristina Soaz Gonzalez, Matthew Walker and Sarah Watson for their help with data acquisition). In PLoS ONE 6(8): e23299. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0023299