Course syllabus

Rehabiliteringsteknik och design
Rehabilitation Engineering and Design

TNX153, 7,5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2016/17
Decided by: Education Board E
Date of Decision: 2016-04-04

General Information

Elective for: BME4-br, C4-da, D4, M4, MD4
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand


In a society for all, environments, products and services are designed having in mind that every person is an individual and has individual capabilities, that also vary over time. This course focuses on Universal Design both as a process and as a result, with Universal design described as the design of products, services and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design.

The aim of the course is that the industrial design students learn how to, in their future professional roles, can take into account people's different conditions and abilities and contribute to the design of products, services and environments that that are useworthy for to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible. Furthermore, the student is trained to propose and implement possible improvements to products, services and environments so that they better meet the criteria for universal, inclusive design. The course covers the process (how to generate new designs) and also the evaluation of results.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


The course consists of seminars and assignments on universal design, accessibility and social sustainability, as well as a project assignmant that is carried out with industrial design students.

The project assignment is assessed with a prototype that is a universally designed product, environment or service. The course is problem based and project oriented.

Examination details

Grading scale: UG
Assessment: The assessment will be based on individual and group work. A passing grade will be given to students who pass individual compulsory assignments and a project carried out in groups.


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: 30
Selection: Applicants who have passed the TNX097 Rehabilitation Engineering course will be given priority. Credits awarded or credited within the study programme according to Ladok December 12th.
The course overlaps following course/s: TNS120, TNSA01, TNSF01, TNX151, TNX152

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Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Håkan Eftring, universitetslektor, tekn dr,
Examinator: Per-Olof Hedvall, tekn dr,
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