The research within the institute focuses on improving, preserving and restoring the human motor system to allow optimal physical performance in work, sports, ageing and disease, based on fundamental knowledge of underlying mechanisms and principles. Interventions to serve these aims span physical training and learning, technical devices and implants, pharmaceutical and surgical treatments as well as musculoskeletal tissue repair and tissue engineering.


The research within the institute is organized in three programs: Sports and Work, Ageing and Morbidity, and Restoration and Development.