Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology (elective 2.d.)


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

Elective 1.d Sensory-motor control is recommended

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


Students who complete the module:

  • Know how disease in the sensorimotor system affects normal movement patterns and other functions of vital importance
  • Know the effect of aging on the human body (cognitive and sensorimotor aspects)
  • Know how mental diseases related to aging or injury influence the functionality of the sensory-motor system 
  • Know ergonomics and rehabilitation in relation to the optimization of human performance and for the prevention/rehabilitation of neuro-musculoskeletal injuries and diseases
  • Know existing devices and methods for rehabilitation and aid, e.g. functional electrical stimulation, robots, computer technologies (e.g. biofeedback, virtual reality, augmented reality), smart house technologies, tele-rehabilitation technologies, sensory rehabilitation technologies for hearing and vision
  • Know cognitive rehabilitation technologies, e.g. rehabilitation of dementia, neglect related to apoplexy, aids for communication
  • Know technologies for communication between the patient and equipment/tools/surroundings, this includes brain-, tongue-, and eye-computer interfaces
  • Know the integration of assistive technologies in homes/institutions
  • Know ethical aspects in relation to assistive technologies


  • Are able to apply knowledge about the functional effects of diseases for the choice of optimal rehabilitation and assistive technologies
  • Are able to apply knowledge about the effects of aging/injury in order to identify relevant assistive technologies


  • Are able to evaluate ergonomics and rehabilitation perspectives using relevant technologies
  • Are able to evaluate the potential of (new) technologies for their relevance as rehabilitation and assistive devices
  • Are able to advice people in the health care systems about possibilities in rehabilitation and assistive technologies

Type of instruction

Lectures and exercises.



Name of examRehabilitation and Assistive Technology
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

Additional information

Please contact the   programme student counsellors if you consider applying to the education and you have questions.

Please consult the Moodle page for your semester and contact the semester coordinator if you have academic questions, or the study secretary if you have administrative questions.

All other enquiries may be directed to Malene Møller Knudsen, secretary of the Study Board.

Facts about the module

Danish titleRehabilitering og velfærdsteknologi (valgfag 2.d.)
Module codeSTIST11K2_5
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionDanish and English
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Biomedical Engineering and Informatics)
Study BoardStudy Board of Sports Science and Public Health
DepartmentDepartment of Health Science and Technology
FacultyThe Faculty of Medicine