450-2097 – Devices for Assistive Technologies (PAT)

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
450-2097/01 2019/2020 4
450-2097/02 2019/2020 4

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Students will be able to describe and explain develop Assistive Technologies and their applications to remote home care in terms of both diagnostics and therapy, assistive technologies for physically and mentally handicapped people, fitness, effective user interface design for different users, and ways of interpreting results for patients and experts in social services. The student will be able to analyze these systems but also to manage and construct them.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Experimental work in labs


The subject follows up on previous subjects focused on all areas of assistive technologies and deepens them in a fundamental way. The aim of the subject is to synthesize the knowledge gained so far within the study program in order to implement them in the fields of assistive technologies and social services. The course focuses on the design, implementation and commercial applications of assistive technologies to monitor health status, improve the quality of life of physically and mentally handicapped persons, therapeutic applications, mediate the interaction of the disabled person with the environment and fitness applications. Using the existing knowledge of the students will be lectured and practically practiced all possible applications in the above mentioned areas. The subject is focused both on the design of the individual solutions and on the cooperation within the system units. There will be added the necessary knowledge and skills in the field of body sensor networks, eHealth approaches, new assistive technologies, User interface design and an effective way of interpreting measured data for the user and the expert - social worker or medical doctor.

Compulsory literature:

Ladan NAJAFI, Ladan and COWAN, Donna. Handbook of Electronic Assistive Technology. Academic Press:2018. ISBN 9780128124871 LONGHI, S., Andrea MONTERIÙ a Alessandro FREDDI, ed. Human monitoring, smart health and assisted living: techniques and technologies. London: The Institution of Engineering and Technology, 2017. ISBN 978-1-78561-150-6. MAHEU, Marlene M., Pamela WHITTEN a Ace ALLEN. E-health, telehealth, and telemedicine: a guide to start-up and success. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, c2001. ISBN 0-7879-4420-3.

Recommended literature:

COOK, Albert M. a Janice Miller. POLGAR. Cook & Hussey's assistive technologies: principles and practice. 3rd ed. /. St. Louis, Mo.: Mosby/Elsevier, 2008. ISBN 978-0323039079. MANN, William C. Smart technology for aging, disability, and independence: the state of the science. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley-Interscience, c2005. ISBN 978-0-471-69694-0. HELAL, Abdelsalam A., Mounir. MOKHTARI a Bessam. ABDULRAZAK. The engineering handbook of smart technology for aging, disability, and independence. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, 2008. ISBN 978-0-471-71155-1.


Subject codeAbbreviationTitleRequirement
440-2214 ST I Network Technologies I Compulsory
450-2013 SSB Transducers and Sensors in Biomedicine Compulsory
450-2017 BTE Biotelemetry Compulsory
450-2068 LPT 2 Medical Instrumentation 2 Compulsory


Subject has no co-requisities.