1 x 3-hour lecture weekly
1 x 2-hour project work weekly
Enrolment not permitted
ENGR4771 has been successfully completed
Topic description
This topic includes: Biomechanics of normal human walking; lower limb orthotics and prosthetics; upper limb orthotics and prosthetics; seating and wheeled mobility; standards for rehabilitation equipment; access to the built environment; functional electrical stimulation; biofeedback; voice output communication devices; computer access techniques; technology for vision impairments; technology for hearing impairments; control of the home environment; service delivery and the rehabilitation team.
Educational aims
This topic provides students with knowledge and understanding of a broad range of concepts in Rehabilitation Engineering.
Expected learning outcomes
At the completion of the topic, students are expected to be able to:

  1. Understand the concepts, history, legislation and professional issues in Rehabilitation Engineering
  2. Understand the role of the Rehabilitation Engineer and other Assistive Technology Practitioners in the provision of assistive technology services to people who have a disability
  3. Understand the various technologies used in Rehabilitation Engineering, including:
    1. Seating and positioning systems
    2. Computers
    3. Control interfaces
    4. Electronic outputs
    5. Wheelchairs and other mobility devices
    6. Augmentative and alternative communication systems
    7. Sensory aids for persons with visual, auditory, or tactile impairments
    8. Technologies that aid manipulation and control of the environment