Course: assistive systems 1

Course no. :n/a
ECTS credits:5
Available: winter term summer term
Course type:Lecture/practical exercises
Exam type:Written e. 1,5h or oral examine
Exam requirements: 
Objectives:After successful participation in the module, the students have basic knowledge of assistive systems. In this area, they are familiar with definitions from the point of view of users with high diversity, taking into account gender aspects and particular limitations and living conditions. They know assistive systems from the point of view of the respective restriction (mobility, communication, cognition, sensor technology).
Course contents:1. Introduction (definition, history)
2. The human being as a user of assistive systems
3. User definition, definition of limitations and possibilities
4. Assistive systems to improve mobility (GPS, mechanical auxiliary systems (wheelchairs, rollators))
5. Assistive systems for communication improvement (speech processing, speech recognition, speech synthesis)
6. Assistive systems for cognitive deficits (memory training, rehabilitation eg aphasia)
7. Assistive systems for sensor deficits (hearing systems (hearing aids, CI), vision systems, feeling, smelling, tasting)
Literature:Bryant DP, Bryant BR. “Assistive Technology for People with Disabilities.” 1st ed. Allyn & Bacon; 2002.
Cook AM, Polgar JM. “Cook and Husseys Assistive Technologies: Principles and Practice”. 3rd ed. Mosby; 2007.
Mann WC. “Smart Technology for Aging, Disability and Independence. The State of the Science:” v. 1. 1st ed. Wiley & Sons; 2005.
Hersh MA, Johnson MA, Andersson C, Campbell D. Assistive technology for the hearing-impaired, deaf and deafblind. 2003
available in modul:technical compulsory elective bachelor in semester 6