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Dr.-Ing. Ilg, Winfried

Senior Scientist


Section for Computational Sensomotorics
Department of Cognitive Neurology
Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research
Centre for Integrative Neuroscience
University Clinic Tübingen
Otfried-Müller-Str. 25
72076 Tübingen, Germany

+497071 2989125

Winfried Ilg

Research Interests:

  • Quantitative movement analysis in neurological movement disorders and pre-clinical diagnosis
  • Functional role of the cerebellum for the control and adaptation of movements
  • Adaptation of complex whole-body movements
  • Motor learning strategies in motor rehabilitation
  • Algorithms for the representation of spatio-temporal movement characteristics
  • Interactions between sensorimotor control and biomechanics


Selected Publications

Ilg, W., Lassmann, C. & Haeufle, D (2023). Neuro-muscular modeling predicts subtle gait changes in early spastic paraplegia . International Symposium on Posture and Gait Research, JULY 9 – 13, BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA. [More] 
Seemann, J., Ilg, W., Giese, M. & Matthis Synofzik, (2023). Context-sensitive longitudinal analysis of real-life walking reveals one-year change in degenerative cerebellar disease . International Symposium on Posture and Gait Research, JULY 9 – 13, BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA. [More] 
Ilg, W., Seemann, J., Sarvestan, J., Din, S. D., Synofzik, M. & Alcock, L (2023). Inertial sensors on the feet, rather than lumbar sensor only, increase sensitivity of spatio- temporal gait measures to longitudinal progression in ataxia. . International Symposium on Posture and Gait Research, JULY 9 – 13, BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA. [More] 
Seemann, J., Loris, T., Weber, L., Giese, M. & Ilg, W (2023). Can machine learning techniques reduce the number of inertial sensors in real life gait analysis? . International Symposium on Posture and Gait Research, JULY 9 – 13, BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA. [More] 
Seemann, J., Traschütz, A., Ilg, W. & Ilg, W. (2023). 4‐Aminopyridine improves real‐life gait performance in SCA27B on a single‐subject level: a prospective n‐of‐1 treatment experience. Journal of Neurology (published online 13 July 2023). [More] 
Seemann, J., Loris, T., Weber, L., Synofzik, M., Giese, M. A. & Ilg, W. (2023). One Hip Wonder: 1D-CNNs Reduce Sensor Requirements for Everyday Gait Analysis. ICANN 2023. [More] 
Lang, J., Giese, M. A., Ilg, W. & Otte, S. (2023). Generating Sparse Counterfactual Explanations For Multivariate Time Series. ICANN 2023. [More] 
Laßmann, C., Ilg, W., Rattay, T. W., Schöls, L., Giese, M. A. & Haeufle, D. F. (2023). Dysfunctional neuro-muscular mechanisms explain gradual gait changes in prodromal spastic paraplegia. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation. Jul 15;20(1):90. [More] 
Ilg, W. & Timmann, D (2023). Motor Rehabilitation of Cerebellar Disorders, chapter Essentials, pages 709–714. Springer, Cham. [More] 
Timmann, D. & Ilg, W (2023). Drugs in Selected Ataxias, chapter Essentials, pages 699–703. Springer, Cham. [More] 
Laßmann, C., Ilg, W., Rattay, T. W., Schöls, L., Giese, M. A. & Haeufle, D. (2022). Dysfunctional neuro-muscular1 mechanisms explain gradual gait2 changes in prodromal spastic3 paraplegia. medRxiv 2022. [More] 
Ilg, W., Müller, B., Faber, J., van Gaalen, J., Hengel, H., Vogt, I. R. et al. (2022). Digital gait biomarkers, but not clinical ataxia scores, allow to capture 1-year longitudinal change in Spinocerebellar ataxia type 3 (SCA3). Movement Disorders 2022. [More] 
Laßmann, C., Ilg, W., Schneider, M., Völker, M., Haeufle, D., Schüle, R. et al. (2022). Specific gait changes in prodromal hereditary spastic paraplegia type 4 - preSPG4 study. Movement Disorders 2022. [More] 
Hörner, M., Groh, J., Klein, D., Ilg, W., Schöls, L., Dos Santos, S. et al. (2022). CNS-associated T-lymphocytes in a mouse model of Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia type 11 (SPG11) are therapeutic targets for established immunomodulators.. Experimental Neurology. Sep;355:114119.. [More] 
Lang, J., Giese, M. A., Synofzik, M., Ilg, W. & Otte, S. (2021). Early Recognition of Ball Catching Success in Clinical Trials with RNN-Based Predictive Classification.. - ICANN 2021 30th International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks. [More] 
Gomes, C. A., Steiner, K. M., Ludolph, N., Spisak, T., Ernst, T. M., Mueller, O. et al. (2021). Resection of cerebellar tumours causes widespread and functionally relevant white matter impairments. Hum Brain Mapp. Online ahead of print.. [More] 
Ilg, W. & Timmann, D. (2020). General Management of Cerebellar Disorders. An Overview. In: Manto M., Gruol D., Schmahmann J., Koibuchi N., Sillitoe R. (eds) Handbook of the Cerebellum and Cerebellar Disorders.Springer, Cham, 1-28. [More] 
Ilg, W., Seemann, J., Giese, M. A., Traschütz, A., Schöls, L., Timmann, D. et al. (2020). Real-life gait assessment in degenerative cerebellar ataxia: Towards ecologically valid biomarkers. Neurology, 95(9):e119-e210. [More] 
Lang, J., Haas, E., -Schmid, J. H., Anderson, C. J., Pulst, S. M., Giese, M. A. et al. (2020). Detecting and quantifying ataxia-related motor impairments in rodents using markerless motion tracking with deep neural networks. 42nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC'20) to be held at the Palais des congrès de Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada July 20-24, 2020. [More] 
Stollenmaier, K., Ilg, W. & Haeufle, D. F. (2020). Predicting perturbed human arm movements in a neuro-musculoskeletal model to investigate the muscular force response. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, section Bionics and Biomimetics, 8(308). [More] 
Steiner, K. M., Thier, W., Batsikadze, G., Ludolph, N., Ilg, W. & Timmann, D. (2020). Lack of effects of a single session of cerebellar transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in a dynamic balance task. Journal of Neurology, 267, pages1206–1208(2020). [More] 
Ilg, W., Seemann, J. & Synofzik, M (2019). Unravelling quantitative measures of free-living ataxic gait in cerebellar patients using wearable sensors. In: International Symposium on Posture and Gait Research Edinburgh: 2019, P1-Q-139, 192 . [More] 
Ilg, W., Branscheidt, M., Butala, A., Celnik, P., de Paola, L., Horak, F. B. et al. (2018). Consensus paper: Neurophysiological assessments of ataxias in daily practice. Cerebellum,, 17(5), 628-653. [More] 
Sperber, C., Christensen, A., Ilg, W., Giese, M. A. & Karnath, H.-O. (2018). Apraxia of object-related action does not depend on visual feedback. Cortex, 99:103-117. [More] 
Ludolph, N., Pölger, J., Giese, M. A. & Ilg, W. (2017). Motor expertise facilitates the precision of state extrapolation in perception. In PLoS ONE 12 (11), e0187666. [More] 
Ludolph, N., Giese, M. A. & Ilg, W. (2017). Interacting Learning Processes during Skill Acquisition. Learning to control with gradually changing system dynamics. In Scientific reports, 7(1), 325. [More] 
Müller, B., Ilg, W., Giese, M. A. & Ludolph, N. (2017). Validation of Enhanced Kinect Sensor based Motion Capturing for Gait Assessment. PLoS ONE, 12(4), e0175813. [More] 
Schatton, C., Synofzik, M., Fleszar, Z., Giese, M. A., Schöls, L. & Ilg, W. (2017). Individualized exergame training improves postural control in advanced degenerative spinocerebellar ataxia: a rater-blinded, intra-individually controlled trial. Parkinsonism and Related Disorders, 39(80-84). [More] 
Ilg, W., Fleszar, Z., Schatton, C., Hengel, H., Harmuth, F., Bauer, P. et al. (2016). Individual changes in preclinical spinocerebellar ataxia identified via increased motor complexity. Mov Disord., 31(12), 1891-1900. [More] 
Steiner, K., Endres, A., Thier, W., Batsikadze, G., Ludolph, N., Ilg, W. et al. (2016). Cerebellar tDCS does not improve learning in a complex whole body dynamic balance task in young healthy subjects. PLoS ONE, 11(9). [More] 
Ilg, W. & Timmann, D. (2016). Motor rehabilitation of cerebellar disorders. In: Essentials of cerebellum and Cerebellar Disorders. Eds: D. Gruol, N. Koibuchi, M. Manto, M. Molinari, J. Schmahmann, Y. Shen. Springer, 641-647. [More] 
Ilg, W., Bastian, A., Boesch, S., Burciu, R., Celnik, P., Claassen, J. et al. (2014). Consensus Paper: Management of Degenerative Cerebellar Disorders. The Cerebellum, 13(2), 248-268. [More] 
Christensen, A., Giese, M. A., Sultan, F., Mueller, O. M., Goericke, S. L., Ilg, W. et al. (2014). An intact action-perception coupling depends on the integrity of the cerebellum. Journal of Neuroscience, 34(19), 6707-16. [More] 
Ilg, W., Christensen, A., Mueller, O. M., Goericke, S. L., Giese, M. A. & Timmann, D. (2013). Effects of cerebellar lesions on working memory interacting with motor tasks of different complexities. Journal of Neurophysiology, 110(10). [More] 
Ilg, W. & Timmann, D. (2013). Gait Ataxia – specific cerebellar influences and their rehabilitati. Movement Disorders, 28(11), 1566-75. [More] 
Ilg, W. & Timmann, D (2013). Overview of the General Management of Cerebellar Disorders. Overview of the general management of cerebellar disorders. In: Handbook of the Cerebellum and Cerebellar Disorders. M. Manto, D. Gruol, J. Schmahmann, N. Koibuchi, F. Rossi (eds). Springer , 2349-2368. [More] 
Ilg, W., Schatton, C., Giese, M. A., Schöls, L. & Synofzik, M. (2012). Video game-based coordinative training improves ataxia in children with degenerative ataxia. Neurology, 79(20), 2056-60. [More] 
Christensen, A., Ilg, W. & Giese, M. A. (2011). Spatiotemporal Tuning of the Facilitation of Biological Motion Perception by Concurrent Motor Execution. Journal of Neuroscience, 31(9), 3493-3499. [More] 
Ilg, W., Broetz, D., Burkard, S., Giese, M. A., Schöls, L. & Synofzik, M. (2010). Long-term effects of coordinative training in degenerative cerebellar disease. Movement disorders, 25(14), 2239-2246. [More] 
Timmann, D., Konczak, J., Ilg, W., Donchin, O., Hermsdörfer, J., Gizewski, E. R. et al. (2009). Current advances in lesion-symptom mapping of the human cerebellum. Neuroscience, 162(3), 836-851. [More] 
Ilg, W., Synofzik, M., Broetz, D., Burkard, S., Giese, M. A. & Schöls, L. (2009). Intensive coordinative training improves motor performance in degenerative disease. Neurology 2009, 73, 1823-1830. [More] 
Timmann, D., Brandauer, B., Hermsdörfer, J., Ilg, W., Konczak, J., Gerwig, M. et al. (2008). Lesion-Symptom Mapping of the Human Cerebellum. Cerebellum, 7(4), 602-6. [More] 
Ilg, W., Giese, M. A., Gizewski, E. R., Schoch, B. & Timmann, D. (2008). The influence of focal lesions of the cerebellum on the control and adaptation of gait. Brain, 131(Pt. 11), 2913-27. [More] 
Ilg, W., Röhrig, R., Thier, P. & Giese, M. A. (2007). Learning-based methods for the analysis of intra-limb coordination and adaptation of locomotor patterns in cerebellar patients. IEEE 10th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, 13-15 June, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, pages: 1090-1095. [More] 
Ilg, W., Golla, H., Thier, P. & Giese, M. A. (2007). Specific influences of cerebellar dysfunctions on gait. Brain, 130, 786-798. [More]