450-2097/02 – Devices for Assistive Technologies (PAT)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Cybernetics and Biomedical EngineeringCredits4
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Martin Černý, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Martin Černý, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFEIIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
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CER275 prof. Ing. Martin Černý, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2

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.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Attendance at seminars is at least 80%. Final verification of practical skills from the exercises as a practical test and written exam focused on theoretical knowledge.


Other requirements

No other requirements


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450-2017 BTE Biotelemetry Compulsory
450-2068 LPT 2 Medical Instrumentation 2 Compulsory


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Lectures: 1-2. Design and implementation of the user interface of computers and other tools for controlling the environment to meet the specific needs of users. Ways to customize user interfaces with respect to the user's handicap. Buttons, eye tracking, EEG control (Brain-computer control), EMG control, breathing and pressure-controlled controls, implementation of aids for the visually impaired and blind. 3. Assistive technologies using ICT for mentally handicapped and combined disorders and elderly 4. Remote home care systems - technical means for realization, effective design of systems for diagnostics using biological and nonbiological signals. Motion and fall detection systems. Monitoring power consumption. energy, water, lighting. 5. eHealth and telemetry systems - therapeutic applications. 6. eHealth and Telemetry Systems - Human Behavior Monitoring - Technical, Mathematical, Statistical Tools, Applications of Artificial Intelligence Approaches. 7. Artificial intelligence, data processing and their application in assistive technologies (fuzzy approaches). 8. Robotic solutions in assistive technology applications 9. Cognitive dysfunction, description, technical and software tools for training. 10. The fitness of eHealth, telemedicine solutions and assistive technologies. 11. Systems co-operation - technical means, solutions, pitfalls. 12. Systems of Asset Technology in Providers of Institutionalized Social Care. 13 - 14. Testing of eHealth systems. 1. Design, realization, and use of different types of user interface devices for people with disabilities 2. Design, realization and use of different types of user interface of the device for people with disabilities - practical exercises in a residential laboratory. 3. Remote Home Care Systems - Biological Signal Diagnostics Devices - Practice in a residential lab. 4. Remote home care systems - Diagnostic instruments of nonbiological signals - Practical exercises in a residential lab. 5. Remote Home Care Systems - Therapeutic Devices - Practice in a residential lab 6. Remote home care systems - Analysis of the behavior of persons in the apartment 1. - technical means - practical exercises in a residential laboratory 7. Remote home care systems - Behavioral analysis of persons in the apartment 2. - Techniques - practical exercises in a residential laboratory 8. Remote home care systems - Analysis of the behavior of people in the apartment - Computational means - Practical training in a residential laboratory 9. Artificial intelligence means - technical means and application - practical exercises in a residential laboratory. 10. Cognitive function - technical and software tools for training of cognitive functions - practical exercises in a residential laboratory. 11. Fitness application - technical and software tools for fitness - practical exercises in a residential lab. 12. Intelligent household resources - technical and software resources - practical exercises in a residential laboratory. 13. Collaboration between systems - practical exercise in a residential laboratory - system tests, simulation of critical situations in a residential laboratory to verify the functionality of the installed systems 14. Verification of the practical skills of working with residential lab systems.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 45 (45) 20
                Laboratory tasks Laboratory work 45  20
        Examination Examination 55 (55) 20 3
                Written exam Written examination 40  20
                Oral exam Oral examination 15  5
Mandatory attendence participation: Compulsory attendance at seminars (at least 80%). Laboratory tasks Written and oral exam

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Conditions for subject completion and attendance at the exercises within ISP: Splnění všech povinných úkolů v individuálně dohodnutých termínech./Completion of all mandatory tasks within individually agreed deadlines.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2023/2024 (B0714A060019) Biomedical Assistive Technology AT P English Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2022/2023 (B0714A060019) Biomedical Assistive Technology AT P English Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2021/2022 (B0714A060019) Biomedical Assistive Technology AT P English Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (B0714A060019) Biomedical Assistive Technology AT P English Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan

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