DiMo-NEXT – Next Level of Digital Motion in Sports, Fitness and Well-being

Next level of digital movement: Facilitating behaviour change and improving the experience of physical activity, sports performance and overall wellbeing through behavioural psychology, movement data analytics, sustainable materials and sensor technology.

DiMo-NEXT’s vision is to achieve the NEXT level of Digital Motion by bringing together transdisciplinary expertise in behavioural psychology, motion data analytics, sustainable materials, and sensor technology under the application areas of sports, health and well-being. The focus on a data-driven and human centred approach in combination with digital technologies such as personalized guidance, explainable AI and smart & sustainable materials contributes to facilitating behaviour change and ultimately improve the experience of physical activity, athletic performance and to overall well-being.

The research program addresses three major topics in the field of motion data analysis, with the aim of improving fitness and well-being as well as long-term physical and mental performance in everyday movement, recreational sports and competitive athletes. In addition, DiMo-NEXT focuses on injury prevention and guided movement with prostheses and exoskeletons to promote digitally supported guided movement. DiMo-NEXT comprises the following research areas:

  1. Analysis of human movement behavior with a focus on everyday movement habits, endurance & performance training & development of novel interaction concepts for users during exercise (unobtrusive user experience during activity)
  2. Development of sensor and actuator systems with a focus on smart textiles and printed electronics for the detection of human movement and vital parameters
  3. Analysis of movement data (from DiMo-NEXT prototypes and available wearable technologies).

Salzburg Research is the coordinator of DiMo-NEXT and is responsible for projects in the areas of “Human movement behaviour & user experience”, “Development of sensor and actuator systems” and “Motion data analysis”.

Project Partners

  • Scientific Partners: Salzburg Research (Co-ordinator), Universität Salzburg – HCI Center for Human-Computer Interaction, Universität Salzburg – Fachbereich Sport- und Bewegungswissenschaft, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Linz Center of Mechatronics GmbH, University of Borås, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, University of Strasbourg
  • Company partners: adidas AG, Amer Sports Austria GmbH, Atomic Austria GmbH, Gasteiner Kur- und Reha GmbH (Gesundheitszentrum Bärenhof), Datwyler, Infineon Technologies Austria AG, KARL MAYER STOLL R&D GmbH, sanSirro GmbH, Pacemaker Technologies GmbH, Pierer Innovation GmbH, Saphenus Medical Technology GmbH, tech2people Therapiezentrum, UNIQA Österreich Versicherungen AG, WINTERSTEIGER AG, Zanier-Sport Gesellschaft m.b.H.


Federal Ministry for Climate Protection, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK), Federal Ministry of Labour and Economy (BMAW) and the provinces of Salzburg, Upper Austria and Tyrol as part of COMET – Competence Centres for Excellent Technologies.

How to find us
Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft
Jakob Haringer Straße 5/3
5020 Salzburg, Austria