Course title
Assistive Technology

hanafusa akihiko Click to show questionnaire result at 2019

shahrol bin mohamaddan
Course description
Study characteristic of human and equipment that assist elderly or disabled person. Not only the lecture but practices using the assistive devices are included in the course. Graduates of bio-science and engineering department need not take the course as duplicative lectures have already been done to them.
Purpose of class
The needs for developing and designing the equipment and interfaces that corresponds to the elderly and people with disabilities are increasing, because we are facing an aged society. The objective of this class is to learn characteristics of the elderly and the handicapped person, the specific examples of the assistive devices and the interface for them.
Goals and objectives
  1. Understand fundamental characteristic of bio-mechanics of human body and sense of sight and hearing.
  2. Understand how to apply appropriate assistive devices to the persons who have various characteristics.
  3. Understand kinds of various assistive devices and how to use them.
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. Overview of the course Check syllabus of the course 120minutes
2. Current status of elderly and challenged persons in Japan. Overview of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Investigate the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. 200minutes
3. Practice on assistive device that is used for physically handicapped person (wheelchairs) Write report about the practice of wheelchairs. 200minutes
4. Practice on assistive device that is used for physically handicapped person (lifts) Write report about the practice of lifts. 200minutes
5. Kinds and functions of whhelchairs Investigate kinds of wheelchairs. 200minutes
6. Fitting function of wheelchair Investigate how to fit the wheelchair to each person. 200minutes
7. Kinds and functions of lifts Investigate kinds of lifts. 200minutes
8. Human body, skeletal and muscles Investigate human body functions 200minutes
9. Welfare equipments including ankle foot orthosis that are used by elderly persons Investigate kind of orthosis 200minutes
10. Human model used to evaluate assistive devices Investigate computer simulation using human model 200minutes
11. Charcteristic of physical and audiovisual function of elderly persons Investigate fhysical and audiovisual characteristic of elderly 200minutes
12. Robots used for rehabilitation and medical surgery Investigate robots that is used for rehabilitation and medical surgery 200minutes
13. Accessibilities for information and communication technologies Investigate devices that improve accessability for using a computer 200minutes
14. Presentation of reports on investigated assisted device by each students Write report on investigated assisted device and prepare for presentation 200minutes
Total. - - 2720minutes
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

Report Total.
1. 30% 30%
2. 30% 30%
3. 40% 40%
Total. 100% -
Evaluation method and criteria
Report more than three times.
Textbooks and reference materials
Introduce texts during the class and prints are handed out related to the article
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • Wednesday 12:30-13:10 (It is better to inform the visit beforehand.)
Non-regionally-oriented course
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates an ability for utilizing knowledge
Active-learning course
More than one class is interactive
Course by professor with work experience
Work experience Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicable
N/A 該当しない
Education related SDGs:the Sustainable Development Goals
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