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Assistive Technology Design 9 Credits

Course Contents

The course gives a basic understanding of product development in an assistive technology context, within the field of mechanical engineering. One important aspect is the user perspective, where the requirements on designed devices may change for individuals with differing impairments. Design theories and methods for product development in an assistive technology context are introduced, as well as the relation between manufacturing processes and the low volume manufacturing assistive technology industry.
The course is divided in two parts, one theoretical part where tools and methods are introduced, and in parallel, a development project where the students work in groups to apply the methods when designing a real product.
The product design project will integrate tools and methods from the course content as well as knowledge from previous courses and the students will apply problem solving, critical and creative thinking. The project should, if possible, be done in collaboration with an external partner within the field of assistive technology.
The course includes the following elements:
- ideation
- the voice of the customer from a user perspective
- concept development
- analyzing existing products
- concept selection
- practical project work and planning


The applicant must hold a minimum of a Bachelor degree or equivalent (i.e. the equivalent of 180 ECTS credits at an accredited university) in prosthetics and orthotics or mechanical engineering. Proof of English proficiency is required.

Level of Education: Master
Course code/Ladok code: HATR21
The course is conducted at: School of Health and WelfareLast modified 2022-05-06 08:16:41