187.A95 Assistive Systems
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Blended Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to draft applications of complex assistive technology systems for old people in the area of AAL. They can apply typical solutions and configure them and select methods for evaluation. They know about ethical implications of its use and can apply appropriate methods for analysis.

Subject of course

  • Basics of social and assistive robots
  • Special aspects of HCI/HRI in the area of Assistive Systems, Proxemics
  • Basics of Ambient Assisted/Active Living and Smart Environment Technologies
  • Basics of Partizipative Design with users, privacy, ethics 

Teaching methods

Introduction into the field of AAL, presentation of existing applications, discussion of ethical, legal and evaluation principles.

Mode of examination


Additional information

  • English scripts are available.

ECTS Breakdown:

28h Lecture
21h Literature study
25h Preparation for exam
  1h Exam
75h Sum = 3 ECTS



Course dates

Tue09:00 - 09:3003.10.2023 Briefing takes place as Zoom Meeting (remote). (LIVE)Briefing jointly with VO Assistive Technology 1
Thu09:00 - 12:0005.10.2023Seminarraum FAV EG B (Seminarraum von Neumann) ASys Block 1
Fri09:00 - 12:0006.10.2023Seminarraum FAV EG B (Seminarraum von Neumann) ASys Block 2
Mon09:00 - 12:0009.10.2023Seminarraum FAV EG B (Seminarraum von Neumann) ASys Block 3
Mon09:00 - 12:0016.10.2023Seminarraum FAV EG B (Seminarraum von Neumann) ASys Block 4
Mon09:00 - 12:0023.10.2023Seminarraum FAV EG B (Seminarraum von Neumann) ASys Block 5
Mon09:00 - 12:0006.11.2023Seminarraum FAV EG B (Seminarraum von Neumann) ASys Block 6
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

Written exam


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Mon14:00 - 15:0004.03.2024 FAV Hörsaal 3 Zemanek (Seminar room Zemanek, room HHEG01) Favoritenstrasse 9-11, ground floorwritten22.01.2024 08:00 - 01.03.2024 12:00TISSExam ASys on Mar 4, 2024 (at 14:00)
Mon14:00 - 15:0022.04.2024 Seminarraum Argentinierstrasse (room EAEG06)written22.01.2024 08:00 - 19.04.2024 12:00TISSExam ASys on Apr 22, 2024 (at 14:00)
Mon14:00 - 15:0017.06.2024 Seminarraum Argentinierstrasse (room EAEG06)written22.01.2024 08:00 - 14.06.2024 12:00TISSExam ASys on June 17, 2024 (at 14:00)

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
11.09.2023 12:00 31.10.2023 12:00 30.11.2023 23:59


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 935 Media and Human-Centered Computing Mandatory elective
066 936 Medical Informatics Mandatory elective


No lecture notes are available.