BAST® is a system for analyzing whole body movement in space including expressive movement. It comprises a movement diagnostic test, rating scales for movement behaviour, and a questionnaire for self-assessment of movement behaviour.

BAST® is designed to investigate body movement behavior and its relation to specific mental functions. Thus far, BAST® has been primarily applied for diagnostic purposes in psychosomatic medicine, psychiatry, and clinical psychology. The BAST® analysis of an individual's movement behaviour provides a basis for therapeutic interventions, in particular in movement and body psychotherapy.

BAST® has been developed by Hedda Lausberg.
The development of the BAST® system has been supported by the German Research Assocation (DFG) grant FE 239/3-1 to Hubert Feiereis.

 BAST® is protected by copyright law. Any researcher is kindly asked to contact Hedda Lausberg in case of

  • any commercial use of the BAST® system or parts of the system,
  • any development of automatic and software based analysis systems implementing NEUROGES® or parts of BAST®,
  • any publication or commercialization of translated versions or of modified systems (adaptions) based on the BAST® system.


Cologne, Germany; winter term 2018/19, dates to be announced

Dr. Amy Lynn Hubbard, member of the Department of Neurology, Psychosomatic Medicine, and Psychiatry (Deutsche Sporthochschule Köln), receives a European Commission Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Independent Fellowship. Collaborating with Prof. Dr. med. Hedda Lausberg, Dr. Hubbard’s cutting-edge research applies movement science to crucial questions of multiple sclerosis fatigue and therapy. See also Research Projects.

New BAST® research project at the Department of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics of the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus, Technical University Dresden
Neues BAST®-Forschungsprojekt der Klinik für Psychotherapie und Psychosomatik des Universitätsklinikum Carl Gustav Carus, Technische Universität Dresden

An electronic version of the BAST®questionnaire has recently been developed by Christian Büning. 
Eine elektronische Version des BAST® Fragebogens ist kürzlich von Christian Büning entwickelt worden.