Course syllabus

Rehabilitation Engineering

TNSF05, 7,5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2021/22
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED ID
Date of Decision: 2021-04-22

General Information

Elective for: BME4-br, C4-da, D4, E4-mt, F4, M4, MD4
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The purpose of this course is to be an eye-opener as to how technology can create possibilities for people with disabilities to increase their independence, quality of life and ability to participate in society. Knowledge of the human being and the ability to understand different people's lives will be important characteristics of an engineer to be able to participate in society's aspirations for diversity.

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


In this course, you will meet people who have a disability and who talk about their life situations and technology use in everyday situations. You will carry out empathic modeling exercises where impairments are simulated. You will also train your ability to solve engineering problems in a human-oriented design project where the result is either a universally designed product or a tool designed to solve a specific problem. Specific exercises and tasks are interspersed with theory and opportunities for discussion. Examples of research projects in rehabilitation engineering research are presented.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: The assessment will be based on individual and group work. A grade of 3 will be given to students who pass individual compulsory assignments, the take-home exam and project work.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: 36
Selection: Completed university credits within the program. Priority is given to students enrolled on programmes that include the course in their curriculum.
The course overlaps following course/s: TNX097

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Contact and other information

Teacher: Bitte Rydeman, fil dr,
Examinator: Kirsten Rassmus Gröhn, universitetslektor, tekn dr,
Course coordinator: Håkan Eftring, universitetslektor, tekn dr,
Teacher: Per-Olof Hedvall, tekn dr,
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