Impairments, Tactile Impairments. Alternative and Augmentative Communication Devices
Practical classes: Seminars, visits to hospitals and research institutes
Understand the principles and foundations of Rehabilitation Engineering, including its role in improving the lives of individuals with disabilities.
Gain knowledge of the design considerations and factors involved in Rehabilitation Engineering, including the development of assistive devices.
Demonstrate understanding of upper and lower extremity prostheses, ambulation aids, and aids for activities of daily living, considering their design, function, and integration with the human body.
Comprehend the principles and design of seating and postural support systems to enhance comfort and functionality for individuals with mobility impairments.
Familiarize with personal transportation devices and lift mechanisms, as well as wheelchair design and customization for individuals with mobility challenges.
Gain knowledge of assistive devices for individuals with visual impairments, auditory impairments, and tactile impairments, considering their functionality, accessibility, and user-centered design.
Understand the principles and applications of alternative and augmentative communication devices, including technologies that facilitate communication for individuals with speech and language impairments.
User-Centered Design: Adopt a user-centered approach, considering the specific needs and preferences of individuals with disabilities in the design and development of assistive devices.
Collaboration and Teamwork: Work effectively in multidisciplinary teams, collaborating with professionals from diverse backgrounds to address complex challenges in Rehabilitation Engineering.
Ethical Considerations: Understand and adhere to ethical guidelines and principles in the design, development, and implementation of assistive devices, ensuring user safety, privacy, and dignity.
Problem Solving: Apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to address challenges related to assistive device design and the customization of devices to meet individual needs.
Communication Skills: Effectively communicate with diverse stakeholders, including individuals with disabilities, healthcare professionals, and caregivers, about Rehabilitation Engineering concepts, principles, and assistive device functionality.
Lifelong Learning: Cultivate a mindset of continuous learning to stay updated with advancements in Rehabilitation Engineering, assistive technologies, and relevant research in the field.