Bioengeneering and Prosthetics

A.Y. 2019/2020
4
Max ECTS
40
Overall hours
SSD
ING-INF/06 MED/48
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
- To understand the bioengineering principles, the structure and the functioning of the medical devices and of the aids managed in rehabilitation
- To understand the methodologies and aids for autonomy and the related training methods.
Expected learning outcomes
To define the medical devices used for rehabilitation and list their characteristics, the advantages and any risks. To describe bioengineering methods and approaches. To perform simple mathematical problems. To describe the aids for autonomy and summarize the training methods.
Course syllabus and organization

Sezione: Bosisio Parini

Prerequisites for admission
No prior knowledge is required.
Assessment methods and Criteria
Written exam with open questions, multiple choice questions and exercises with the possibility of taking a subsequent oral exam. The use of the calculator is allowed.
There are ongoing tests with questions of different types (closed, open, semi-closed, exercises).
The evaluation is expressed in thirtieths.
The results are communicated via the Ariel website of the course.
Bioingegneria elettronica e informatica
Course syllabus
Movement analysis
Kinematics and systems for kinematic analysis (optical and non-optical systems)
Dynamics
Posturography;
Metabolic consumption
Electromyography
protocols for Movement analysis (gait analysis, upper limb motion, optoelectronic plethysmography);
Diagnostic evaluation and equipment for diagnostic imaging:
Radiography;
Computerized Tomography;
Nuclear Medicine;
Magnetic resonance imaging;
Ultrasound;
Medical devices, regulations and safety:
Definitions and classification;
Regulations and CE certification;
Electrical risk;
Fundamentals of biomedical signal analysis:
Signal acquisition and pre-processing system;
Filtering;
Analysis in the domain of time and frequency;
Electroencephalography;
fNIRS: near infrared functional spectroscopy
Robotic devices for rehabilitation;
Virtual Reality in rehabilitation
Biomechanical models;
Control models
Prostheses and orthoses
3D printing for orthoses
Teaching methods
Frontal lessons with the support of Power Point slides, provided to students by an USB drive and / or deposited on the Ariel website.
Exercises
Visit to the high-tech laboratories (AstroLab).
Teaching Resources
The slides prepared by the teacher are used.
Scienze infermieristiche e tecniche neuropsichiatriche e riabilitative
Course syllabus
Assistive aid for PC use:
o For typing (special keyboards, keyboard emulators ...)
o For navigation (mouse emulators: trackball, joystick ...)
o For scan access (sensors, adapters, supports ..)
Communication aids:
o Vocas
o Communication software
o Dynamic communicators
o Alphabetic communicators
Aids for environmental control:
o Devices for individual, non-home automation control (facilitated remote controls)
Game aids:
o Devices and adaptations to facilitate access to games
Tablet and new opportunities
Methods of delivery of aids:
o Tariff Nomenclator
o Regional contributions
o Tax breaks
Teaching methods
Frontal lessons with the support of Power Point slides, provided to students by an USB drive.
Visit to the Aid Center with an overview of the main aids presented and, in particular, those for symbolic communication.
Teaching Resources
The slides prepared by the teacher are used.

Manuale degli ausili elettronici ed informatici. Tecnologie assistive a supporto della qualità della vita. 2016
a cura di C. Bitelli , M. Guerreschi, A. Rossi
Bioingegneria elettronica e informatica
ING-INF/06 - ELECTRONIC AND INFORMATICS BIOENGINEERING - University credits: 3
Lessons: 30 hours
Professor: Biffi Emilia
Scienze infermieristiche e tecniche neuropsichiatriche e riabilitative
MED/48 - NURSING IN NEUROPSYCHIATRY AND REHABILITATION - University credits: 1
Lessons: 10 hours
Professor: Martocchi Valerio

Sezione: Don Gnocchi

Prerequisites for admission
No prior knowledge is required.
Assessment methods and Criteria
Written exam with open and multiple choice questions followed by an oral exam.
The evaluation is expressed in thirtieths.
Bioingegneria elettronica e informatica
Course syllabus
1. Introduction
1.1. Introduction to Bioengineering
1.2. The control of movement and posture
2. Human movement analysis
2.1. Qualitative and quantitative analysis of human movement
2.2. Instruments for the acquisition of kinematic, dynamic and electromyographic data
2.3. Modeling of the musculoskeletal system
3. Functional Electrical Stimulation
3.1. Definition of FES. Main applications of FES in CNS lesions
3.2. Muscle contraction induced by FES
3.3. FES systems for the lower limbs and for the upper limbs
4. Technical aids and prostheses
4.1. Classification and components
4.2. The user interface: direct and scan selection, command sensors
4.3. Assistive devices for hearing and visual disabilities
4.4. Upper limb prostheses
Exercises
1) The movement analysis laboratory: instruments and methods
2) Functional Electrical Stimulation: stimulation devices and applications
Teaching methods
Lectures and experimental exercises at the laboratories of Polo Tecnologico, Don Carlo Gnocchi Foundation - Milan.
Teaching Resources
"Analisi del movimento", J. Perry, ed. italiana a cura di M.G. Benedetti, Elsevier, 2005
"Ausili per l'autonomia", a cura di Renzo Andrich, Ed. Pro Juventute, Milano, 1988
"Neuroprosthetics: from basic research to clinical applications", A. Pedotti, M. Ferrarin, J. Quintern, R. Riener, Springer-Verlag, 1996
"Assistive technologies: Principles and practice", A.M. Cook, S.M. Hussey: Mosby-year Book, 1995
Scienze infermieristiche e tecniche neuropsichiatriche e riabilitative
Course syllabus
Definitions of aids and orthoses (from the Ministry of Health)
Orthoses: presentation of orthoses for children with main therapeutic indications, photo and video material.
Prosthesis: presentation of prostheses with main therapeutic indications, photo and video material.
Assistive devices: presentation of aids with main therapeutic indications, photo and video material.
Computer aids
Particular attention to the choice of wheelchair: what kind of wheelchair and how to take measurements.
Hints on the regulations for prescribing aids and orthoses: from the Tariff List of Prosthetic Health Services to the new LEAs
Notes on the regulations: Requirements for the patient and transition from the Tariff List of Prosthetic Health Services to the new LEAs
Brief presentation on how to access to the SIVA Portal.
Teaching methods
Lectures and experimental exercises at the laboratories of Polo Tecnologico, Don Carlo Gnocchi Foundation - Milan.
Teaching Resources
A. Caracciolo, T. Redaelli, L. Valsecchi, Terapia Occupazionale, ausili e metodologie per l'autonomia, R. Cortina Editore, Milano, 2008
AAVV, Ausili per l'autonomia, Pro Juventute, Milano, 1988, ISBN 88-85936-08-03
R. Andrich, Consigliare gli ausili, Pro Juventute, Milano, 1996, ISBN 88-85936-17-2
A. Caracciolo, M. Ferrario, a cura di, Seating Clinic, Pro Juventute, Milano, 1998,
ISBN 88-85936-22-9
aavv, Terapia Occupazionale, metodologie riabilitative e ausili, Solei Press, Catania, 1996, ISBN 88-86271-07-7
Consorzio Eustat, Tecnologie per l'autonomia. Linee guida per i formatori, Commissione Europea, 1999, ISBN 88-85936-24-5
Consorzio Eustat , pronti .via! Come scegliere l'ausili giusto per la propria autonomia, Commissione Europea, 1999, ISBN 88-85936-31-8
S. Besio, Tecnologie di ausilio per il gioco, «Child Development & Disabilities», 2004, Saggi, XXX(1), 87-100
Bioingegneria elettronica e informatica
ING-INF/06 - ELECTRONIC AND INFORMATICS BIOENGINEERING - University credits: 3
Lessons: 30 hours
Professor: Ferrarin Maurizio
Scienze infermieristiche e tecniche neuropsichiatriche e riabilitative
MED/48 - NURSING IN NEUROPSYCHIATRY AND REHABILITATION - University credits: 1
Lessons: 10 hours
Professor: Mazzola Marcella
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