Engineering Analysis 1.2 - Energy and Design - DE1-EA1ED
The Engineering Analysis 1 extended module develops fundamental skills in engineering analysis and applied mathematics, and consists of 3 subsections. This subsection is:
Energy and Design
This part of the course covers an introduction to the principles of energy, fluid mechanics, heat transfer and thermodynamics.
Engineering Design Management and Rationale - DE3-EDMR
Human Centred Design of Assistive and Rehabilitation Devices - BE3-HHCARD
The ageing population and the wish to improve life quality, as well as the economic pressure to work longer, require the development of intuitive and efficient assistive and rehabilitation devices. Rehabilitation technology illustrates the paradigm for emergent systems to work with humans. As exemplified by the iPhone, the success of such systems depends on an intuitive interface, an attractive design and game-like applications.
In this course, engineering students will learn to design rehabilitation systems and assistive devices, integrating mechatronics, human factors and computer games:
- through lectures given by experts in these topics;
- by developing a complete system for rehabilitation or assistance;
- by collaborating with students of complementary background;
- by competing against other groups to develop “the best system”.
The first part of this course will consist of lectures introducing the basis in the topics necessary to develop rehabilitation devices and games. Groups of students of different backgrounds will then be formed, that will develop an assistive device or a therapeutic game. They will also test the functioning of their system on other students. The last session will consist of a “competition”, in which the systems developed will be presented to the whole class and assessed by the other groups and the lecturers.