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Peter Blank

Dipl.-Ing. Peter Blank




Research Focus

The measurement of physiological and biomechanical signals will play an increasingly important role in the future. This includes, for instance, the accompaniment of patients during their therapy, the support of elderly people in different situations of life and the monitoring of athletes during training and competition. Starting from this situation embedded sensor modules are designed and implemented in hardware. The objective is to integrate this embedded sensor modules in clothing and equipment and to evaluate these modules with the help of wireless connected devices. This allows to monitor the activity and health of patients in the medical field, as well as to record and to improve the fitness during sportive exercises.

  • Hardware Development for Sports and Fitness Application
  • Design and Implementation of Embedded Sensor Systems for Processing of Physiological and Biomechanical Signals
  • Activity Recognition and Event Detection in Table Tennis


since 2017
Member of the Machine Learning and Data Analytics Lab at the “Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg”, GER

Group leader of the Embedded Systems and Wearables Group

since 2014 Founding member and CEO of the spin-off company Portabiles GmbH
2013 – 2017
Member of the Pattern Recognition Lab (Digital Sports Group) at the “Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg”, GER
2007 – 2013
Diploma student of Mechatronics at the “Friedrich-Alexander Universitiy of Erlangen-Nürnberg”, GER

Six month industrial internship at the “Siemens AG” in Erlangen, GER

2005 – 2006 Civilian Service at the sheltered workshop for physological handicapped people “IdA – Integration durch Arbeit” in Bayreuth, GER
1995 – 2005 Secondary School at the European and Technical High School “Graf-Münster-Gymnasium” in Bayreuth, GER
Embedded Systems Initative (ESI)
Activity Recognition and Event Detection in Table Tennis
Sensor Hardware Development
Mobile Recording Systems
Modules for Telemedicine Systems
RoboCup Small Size Robot Soccer







MA Autonomous Refereeing in Small Size RoboCup Soccer
MA Synchronization Methods of Wearable Sensors
MA Ball Impact Localization on Tables and Ball-Net Contact Detection in Table Tennis using Mobile Sensors
BA Feedback System for Table Tennis
Internship Stroke Detection in Table Tennis using Sound Sensors