307.487 Rehabiltation Technology Rehabilitation Engineering
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021S, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC
Lecture TubeTUWEL


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • LectureTube course
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to select and use current theoretical and experimental methods of rehabilitation engineering based on the provided overview and practical examples.

Subject of course

Rehabilitation engineering is “the application of science and technology to ameliorate the handicaps of individuals with disability”. Such handicaps can be classified into motor, sensor, and cognitive (also communicational) disabilities.

The goal of this lecture is to present classical and new rehabilitation engineering principles and practical applications.


1.Introduction 2.Human Sensory-Motor System / Cardiovascular System 3.Motor Pathologies & Principles of Motion Restoration    i.Technical Prerequisites: Sensor Systems  /  Actuator Systems    ii.Mobility Aids    iii.Prosthetics, Orthotics /Exoskeletons, Neuroprosthetics,    iv.Virtual Reality in Rehabilitation,    v.Rehabilitation Robots 4.Rehabilitation in the Cardiovascular System 5.Rehabilitation of Sensory and Vegetative Functions    i.Visual Function    ii.Hearing Function    iii.Kinesthetic and Tactile Function    iv.Vestibular Function    v.Alternative/Augmentative Communication Devices    vi.Brain Stimulation and Recording

Teaching methods


Mode of examination


Additional information

Die LVA findet online statt, zoom links werden jeweils ausgesendet.

Die Vorbesprechung findet am Montag den 15. 03. 2021 um 11:00 Uhr statt.

Ab Montag, den 22.3.2021, findet die Vorlesung jeweils von 10:15 - 11:45  statt.

Die Vorlesungen von 22.3.2021 bis inkl. 26.4.2021 werden von Frau Prof. Margit Gföhler abgehalten.

Die Vorlesungen am 03.05.2021 und am 10.05.2021 werden von 
Herrn DI Markus Puchinger und Herrn Dr. Johannes Zajc (Otto Bock Healthcare GmbH) abgehalten. 
Thema: Exoskelette - Das ReTrainer Projekt

Die Vorlesung am 17.05.2021 wird von  Herrn DI Markus Puchinger abgehalten.
Thema: aktuelle Forschungsarbeiten vom Thema "alternativer Rollstuhlantrieb"

Die Vorlesungen am 7.6. und am 14.6.2021 werden von Herrn Dr. Christoph Janeczek abgehalten.
Thema: aktuelle Forschungsarbeiten zu Herz-/Lungenunterstützungssystemen

Am Montag, den 21.6.2021 findet die Prüfung statt.



Examination modalities

written exam

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
05.03.2021 00:00 28.06.2021 00:00


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 445 Mechanical Engineering STEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
066 482 Mechanical Engineering - Management STEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase


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