Year
2021
Units
4.5
Contact
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 aims to provide students with knowledge and understanding of a broad range of concepts in Rehabilitation Engineering.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be 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 technologies used in Rehabilitation Engineering: seating and positioning systems
  4. Understand technologies used in Rehabilitation Engineering: Computers
  5. Understand technologies used in Rehabilitation Engineering: Control interfaces
  6. Understand technologies used in Rehabilitation Engineering: Electronic outputs
  7. Understand technologies used in Rehabilitation Engineering: Wheelchairs and other mobility devices
  8. Understand technologies used in Rehabilitation Engineering: Augmentative and alternative communication systems
  9. Understand technologies used in Rehabilitation Engineering: Sensory aids for persons with visual, auditory, or tactile impairments
  10. Understand technologies used in Rehabilitation Engineering: Technologies that aid manipulation and control of the environment

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

Each class is numbered in brackets.
Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.

FULL

If you are enrolled for this topic, but all classes for one of the activities (eg tutorials) are full,
contact your College Office for assistance. Full classes frequently occur near the start of semester.

Students may still enrol in topics with full classes as more places will be made available as needed.

If this padlock appears next to an activity name (eg Lecture), then class registration is closed for this activity.

Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

Classes in a stream are grouped so that the same students attend all classes in that stream.
Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.