Urs is the Head of Business Unit, Medical & Biotechnology, at Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA. He also serves as Department Manager, Biomechatronic Systems, for the Fraunhofer Institute. Urs coordinated research projects which include: Stuttgart Minneapolisy Research, A Fraunhofer Veteran Administration Collaboration with Dr. Andrew Hansen, Minneapolis VA Healthcare System; and Southampton Stuttgart Orthopaedic Biomechanics Alliance with Professor Martin Browne, University Southampton. Urs is president, O-PAEDIX, a German network for technologies for prosthetics and orthotics. Additional professional affiliations include: Prosthesis testing, ISO committee ISO/TC 168/WG3; rehabilitation committee, German Society for Biomedical Engineering (DBGMT); German O&P board, Fachbeirat Technische Orthopedic; and O&P World Congress and Show board. Urs' education includes a PhD in Orthopaedics Biomechanics, and MD. from the University Heidelberg.