450-2095 – Introduction to Assistive Technologies (UAT)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Cybernetics and Biomedical Engineering
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Martin Černý, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Subject version
Version codeYear of introductionYear of cancellationCredits
450-2095/01 2019/2020 3
450-2095/02 2019/2020 3

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim of the course is to provide students with general information on assistive technologies and the possibilities of their use. Imagine how these technologies can affect the lives and independence of older, disabled or even healthy people. During the lectures, basic disabilities for which assistive technologies can be used, individual methods and principles of sensing parameters, whether biological or non-biological for use in assistive technologies, will be gradually explained and finally, the latest trends in assistive technologies will be presented in the form of various support devices not only for people with disabilities or the elderly in homecare. As part of the exercise, the student will be able to test some assistive technologies in a telemedicine apartment, where his infrastructure will allow students to engage students directly in measurement and use of assistive technologies in practice.

Teaching methods

Lectures
Individual consultations
Tutorials

Summary

Students will be able to understand various forms of assistive technologies and their relation to disability. They will be able to explain the interaction between people and machines, to distinguish the different methods and principles of assistive technologies and their impact on the improvement of life. A. Demonstrate understanding of the link between the service

Compulsory literature:

ROBITAILLE, Suzanne. The Illustrated Guide to Assistive Technology and Devices: Tools and Gadgets for Living Independently: Easyread Super Large 18pt Edition. ReadHowYouWant. com, 2010. MIESENBERGER, Klaus, et al. (ed.). Computers Helping People with Special Needs: 11th International Conference, ICCHP 2008, Linz, Austria, July 9-11, 2008, Proceedings. Springer, 2008.

Recommended literature:

MIESENBERGER, Klaus, et al. (ed.). Computers Helping People with Special Needs: 11th International Conference, ICCHP 2008, Linz, Austria, July 9-11, 2008, Proceedings. Springer, 2008.

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.