Bioengeneering and Prosthetics

A.Y. 2020/2021
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

Responsible
Where possible, lectures will be held in presence for small groups in compliance with the University indications relating to social distancing and at the same time remotely in synchronous mode on the Microsoft Teams platform. In any case, students will be able to access the lectures and the teaching material even remotely.

The program and reference material will not change.

The exam will take place in written form according to the procedures described in the dedicated section of the teaching sheet. As per the Rector's decree of 31 July 2020 currently in force, the written exams will take place in presence, in compliance with the safety regulations in force, guaranteeing international students, those residing outside the region as well as students with serious illnesses the opportunity to take the examination remotely, even on a different date.
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.
Electronic and informatics bioengineering
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.
Neuropsychiatric and rehabilitation nursing sciences
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
Electronic and informatics bioengineering
ING-INF/06 - ELECTRONIC AND INFORMATICS BIOENGINEERING - University credits: 3
Lessons: 30 hours
Neuropsychiatric and rehabilitation nursing sciences
MED/48 - NURSING IN NEUROPSYCHIATRY AND REHABILITATION - University credits: 1
Lessons: 10 hours
Professor: Favero Francesco

Sezione: Don Gnocchi

Responsible
During the emergency period, lessons will take place remotely asynchronously with some events in synchronously and some in physical presence.
In any case, students will be able to access the lessons and teaching material even remotely, through the Ariel platform.
The program and reference material will not change.

The exams will be done in the modalities specified in the "Assessment methods and Criteria" form. As per the Rector's decree of 31 July 2020, the written part of the exams will be done in presence, guaranteeing international students, out-of-the-region students and those affected by serious diseases the possibility to do the written exam remotely, even in a different date. The oral part of the exam will be done remotely, as for the Rector's decree of 31 July 2020.
Prerequisites for admission
Basic knowledge of mathematics and physics.
Assessment methods and Criteria
Written exam with open and multiple choice questions followed by an oral exam.
The evaluation is expressed in thirtieths.
Electronic and informatics bioengineering
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 at the classroom of CdL 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
Neuropsychiatric and rehabilitation nursing sciences
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 at the classroom of CdL and experimental exercises at the, 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
Electronic and informatics bioengineering
ING-INF/06 - ELECTRONIC AND INFORMATICS BIOENGINEERING - University credits: 3
Lessons: 30 hours
Professor: Ferrarin Maurizio
Neuropsychiatric and rehabilitation nursing sciences
MED/48 - NURSING IN NEUROPSYCHIATRY AND REHABILITATION - University credits: 1
Lessons: 10 hours
Professor: Mazzola Marcella