M. Sc. Eric Elzenheimer

Room F-006
Kaiserstraße 2, 24143 Kiel, Germany
Phone: +49 431 880-6143
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Research: Medical Signal Processing

Topic: Multimodal Mapping of Nerve Pathology with Magneto-Electric Sensors

Part of the diagnosis of damages to human nerves is the electroneurography (ENG). The electroneurography comprises stimulation, derivation and investigation of a stimulus in a stimulated human nerve. The most frequently used method of the electroneurography is the investigation of the nerve conduction velocity. In this case the stimulus is deviated by conventional electrical electrodes.

In human nerves flow a very small current. This current also causes a magnetic field, even if this magnetic field is quiet weak. Because of this magnetic field the derivation of the stimulus can also be done with magnetic sensors, instead of the typical used electrical electrodes.

The objective of this DFG founded SFB project is the non-invasive mapping of nerve function and dysfunction (pathology) by a combination of magneto-electric (ME) sensor sampling with ultrasound or magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. First, an experimental set-up with the measurement and analysis pipeline using a phantom will be established. Afterwards these have to be adapted to in vivo conditions (healthy human nerve). Finally, patient cohorts with different types of nerve pathology and assess added value of the novel multimodal nerve mapping in comparison to established electrical nerve conduction studies will be examined.

Related topics:

  • Signal Analysis
  • Biomagnetic Measurements
  • Bioelectric Measurements

Further interests:

  • Hardware development
  • Electronic
  • Analog Signal Processing

Short CV

2015 - current   Research assistant at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Kiel, Germany
2013 - 2015   Teaching Fellow at University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt
2013 - 2013   Laboratory engineer at University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt
2012 - 2013   Scientific assistant at University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt
2011 - 2012   M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering Specialization Communications at University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany
2007 - 2011   B.Eng. in Electrical Engineering Specialization Communications at University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany


  1. C. Bald, E. Elzenheimer, J. Reermann, T. Sander-Thömmes, G. Schmidt: Amplitudenverlauf des Herzmagnetfeldes als Funktion des Abstandes, Biosignale Workshop, 2018, Erfurt, Germany

  2. E. Elzenheimer, F. Weitkamp, H. Laufs, T. Sander-Thömmes, G. Schmidt: Magnetoneurografie eines elektrisch stimulierten Armnervs, Biosignale Workshop, 2018, Erfurt, Germany

  3. F. Weitkamp, E. Elzenheimer, W. Schulte-Mattler, G. Schmidt, H. Laufs: Multimodal Mapping of Nerve Pathology with a Multichannel Approach, DGKN, 2018, Berlin, Germany

  4. S. Kratzenstein, E. Elzenheimer, E. Suresh, G. Schmidt: Automatische Verfahren zur Bestimmung des neuromuskulären Aktivitätsbeginns in Anhängigkeit von der Signalqualität, GAMMA, Hamburg, Germany

Internal PhD Students


Rasool Al-Mafrachi
Christin Bald
Real-time Signal Processing for Magnetoelectric Sensors
Eric Elzenheimer
Medical Signal Processing
Marco Gimm
Tobias Hübschen
Instrumental Quality Assessment for Speech Communication Systems
Alexej Namenas
Cognitive-adaptive Target Detection and Tracking for SONAR Systems
Anton Namenas
Acoustic Environments and Evaluation of Communication Systems
Thorben Kaak
Real-time MIMO Signal Processing for Active SONAR Systems
Finn Spitz
Speech Analysis and Therapy for Parkinson Patients
Owe Wisch
Underwater Communication in Real-time MIMO-SONAR-Systems


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Schmidt

E-Mail: gus@tf.uni-kiel.de

Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
Faculty of Engineering
Institute for Electrical Engineering and Information Engineering
Digital Signal Processing and System Theory

Kaiserstr. 2
24143 Kiel, Germany

Recent News

Summer Event 2018

Last Friday we clebrated our yearly summer event in combinantion with the summer meeting of the Gesellschaft für angewandte Signalverarbeitung e.V. First, the year was reviewed from the perspective of the professors (talk from Gerhard Schmidt), the Ph.D. students (talk from Finn Spitz), and the bachelor and master students (talk from Jonas Weiss and Alexander Wilbrandt). Afterwards Eric ...

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