Medical and welfare devices have an important role in the treatment of disease and enhancement of quality of life in the aging society. This course provides design of the medical and welfare devices considering the characteristics and emotion of human based on some actual examples.
Students will understand the basic design process of medical and welfare devices from the view point of human factors and emotional design.
Medical devices, Welfare devices, Fuman factors, Emotional design, Fail safe, Biocompatibility, Design process
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
The class is made of lectures, discussions and reports.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Overview of medical and welfare devices||Understand the history and classifications of medical and welfare devices|
|Class 2||Design of medical devices based on fuman factors and emotional design||Understand some examples of design utilizing fuman factors and emotional design on medical devices|
|Class 3||Design of welfare devices based on fuman factors and emotional design||Understand some examples of design utilizing fuman factors and emotional design on welfare devices|
|Class 4||Fail safe design||Understand fail safe design on medical and welfare devices|
|Class 5||Biocompatibility design||Understand biocompatibility design on medical and welfare devices|
|Class 6||Electrically-powered active devices||Understand state-of-the-art medical and welfare devices|
|Class 7||Usability and usability testing||Undestarnd athe usability and its testing on medical and welfare devices|
|Class 8||Summary||Review the whole contents|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
All materials used in class can be found on OCW-i.
Scores are based on reports and examination.
Wataru HIJIKATA hijikata.w.aa[at]m.titech.ac.jp
Contact by e-mail in advance.