Human Bionics


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module


Controllable bio-mechanical devices added to or merge with the human body have the potential to enhance and enrich the everyday life of people. This course focuses on understanding how such systems can be designed, implemented and evaluated. The student will be equipped with knowledge and skills within bionics focusing on human assistive and rehabilitative robotics.

Learning objectives


  • Must have knowledge about bionics and the human neural system
  • Must have knowledge about human sensory motor control of movement
  • Must have knowledge about invasive and non-invasive human-machine interfacing
  • Must have knowledge about neural interfaces
  • Must have knowledge of neural integration with external devices, e.g., prosthetics
  • Must have an understanding of biologic robotic control
  • Must have knowledge about robotic empowerment, e.g., exoskeleton systems, prostheses, assistive robots and their control


  • Must be able to apply and understand human-robot interfacing methods and advanced biomechanics
  • Must be able to to process biological signals for robotic control
  • Must be able to close the control loop in systems within human bionics
  • Must be able to apply biological signals in control of prostheses and assistive robotics


  • Must be able to select relevant theories, methods, and tools, to design new solutions

Type of instruction

See the general description of the types of instruction described in ยง 17.



Name of examHuman Bionics
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleMenneskelig bionics
Module codeSOTROBK2K3
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Health and Technology
DepartmentDepartment of Health Science and Technology
FacultyThe Faculty of Medicine