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Dr med univ (University of Vienna, Austria), Consultant in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation & Rheumatology,
Medical practitioner,
PhD by publication (University of Glamorgan)


Peer review
Publons: 188 reviews for 35 journals since 2011.
Journals include Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, The Knee, Physiological Measurement,
Infrared Physics and Technology, Quantitative InfraRed Thermography Journal, Temperature,
Journal of Thermal Biology, International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, BioMedical Engineering Online
Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Sensors, Applied Science, Journal of Clinical Medicine, International Journal of Thermal Sciences, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine
September 2019 Top reviewers in Cross-Field
September 2017 Top reviewers for Multidisciplinary


Editor in Chief, “Thermology international”
Editor in Chief “ÖZPMR, Österreichische Zeitschrift für Physikalische Medizin & Rehabilitation”
Section editor " Physikalische Medizin, Rehabilitionsmedizin, Kurortmedizin"


635 reseatch items listed on ResearchGate
Ammer K., Ring F. (2019) The Thermal Human Body: A Practical Guide to Thermal Imaging. Jenny Stanford Publishing, Singapure,
Seixas A, Ammer K, Carvalho R, Vilas-Boas J.P, Mendes J, Vardasca R (2019) Relationship between skin temperature and soft tissue hardness in diabetic patients: an exploratory study. Physiological Measurement 40(7) 074007
Seixas A, Ammer K (2019) Utility of infrared thermography when monitoring autonomic activity. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 119(6) 1455-1457
Seixas A, Azevedo J, Pimenta I, Ammer K, Carvalho R, Vilas-Boas JP, Mendes J, Vardasca R (2018). Skin temperature of the foot: Reliability of infrared image analysis based in the angiosome concept. Infrared Physics and Technology 2018, 92: 402-408
Seixas A, do Carmo Vilas-Boas M, Carvalho R, Coelho T, Ammer K, Vilas-Boas JP, Vardasca R, Cunha JPS, Mendes J. (2018) Skin temperature of the foot: A comparative study between familial amyloid polyneuropathy and diabetic foot patients. Lecture Notes in Computational Vision and Biomechanics, 27: 1048-1052
Moreira, D. G., Costello, J. T., Brito, C. J., Adamczyk, J. G., Ammer, K., Bach, A. J., … & Ferreira, J. J. (2017). Thermographic imaging in sports and exercise medicine: a Delphi study and consensus statement on the measurement of human skin temperature. Journal of Thermal Biology, 69, 155-162.
Bochdansky, T., & Ammer, K. (2016). Prozessmodulierte Mikrostromtherapie (ZYTOENERGESE®) im Rahmen der stationären Frührehabilitation nach Knie-bzw. Hüftoperationen. Physikalische Medizin, Rehabilitationsmedizin, Kurortmedizin, 26(06), 309-318.
Ammer, K. (2012). Temperature of the human knee-A review. Thermology International, 22(4), 137-151.
Ring, E. F. J., & Ammer, K. (2012). Infrared thermal imaging in medicine. Physiological measurement, 33(3), R33.
Hildebrandt, C., Raschner, C., & Ammer, K. (2010). An overview of recent application of medical infrared thermography in sports medicine in Austria. Sensors, 10(5), 4700-4715.
Ammer, K. (2009). Cold challenge to provoke a vasospastic reaction in fingers determined by temperature measurements: a systematic review. Thermol Int, 19(4), 109-18
Ammer, K. (2008). The Glamorgan Protocol for recording and evaluation of thermal images of the human body. Thermology international, 18(4), 125-144.
Ammer, K., & Ring, E. F. J. (2005). Application of thermal imaging in forensic medicine. The Imaging Science Journal, 53(3), 125-131.
Falkenbach, A., Kovacs, J., Franke, A., Jörgens, K., & Ammer, K. (2005). Radon therapy for the treatment of rheumatic diseases—review and meta-analysis of controlled clinical trials. Rheumatology international, 25(3), 205-210
Ring, E. F. J., Ammer, K., Jung, A., Murawski, P., Wiecek, B., Zuber, J., … & Jones, B. F. (2004, September). Standardization of infrared imaging. In Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 2004. IEMBS’04. 26th Annual International Conference of the IEEE (Vol. 1, pp. 1183-1185). IEEE.
Hirschl, M., Katzenschlager, R., Ammer, K., Melnizky, P., Rathkolb, O., & Kundi, M. (2002). Double-blind, randomised, placebo controlled low level laser therapy study in patients with primary Raynaud’s phenomenon. VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten, 31(2), 91-94.
Ammer, K., Melnizky, P., Rathkolb, O., & Ring, E. F. (2001). Thermal imaging of skin changes on the feet of type II diabetics. In Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 2001. Proceedings of the 23rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE (Vol. 3, pp. 2870-2872). IEEE.
Ring, E. F. J., & Ammer, K. (2000). The technique of infrared imaging in medicine. Thermology international, 10(1), 7-14.
Ammer, K., & Melnizky, P. (1999). Medizinalbäder zur Therapie der generalisierten Fibromyalgie. Complementary Medicine Research, 6(2), 80-85.
Ammer, K. (1996). Diagnosis of Raynaud’s phenomenon by thermography. Skin Research and Technology, 2(4), 182-185.
Ammer, K., & Ring, E. F. J. (1995). The thermal image in medicine and biology. Wien: Uhlen-Verlag, 82-18


European Association of Thermology (Honorary member, Treasurer)
Polish Association of Thermology (Honorary member)
American Academy of Thermology (Honorary member)
Berufsverband Österreichischer Fachärzte für Physikalische Medizin & Rehabilitation (Honorary member)
Institut für Rheumatologie der Kurstadt Baden (Board member)
Österreichische Gesellschaft für Rheumatologie & Rehabilitation
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Physikalische Medizin und Rehabilitation
IASP member 1994 -2016
EMBS (Engineers in Medicine and Biology Society) member 1999 -2013

Areas of Expertise

Infrared Thermal Imaging
Evidenced Based Medicine
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Medicine
Musculo-Skeletal Disordes

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