Technology & Rehabilitation

lkine1039  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Technology & Rehabilitation
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
4 credits
45.0 h + 15.0 h
Bastien Guillaume; Penta Massimo; Willems Patrick (coordinator);

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
Main themes
The course is based on an intuitive approach of the operating principles of electronic digital and analog. Collages of circuits will also be made to understand the phenomena studied. An introduction to programming will also be proposed as part of the course. In the field of analog electronics, we consider the main passive components (resistors, capacitors, diodes, etc..), The active components (transistors, operational amplifiers, instrumentation amplifiers, etc. ...), physical sensors ( force, acceleration, pressure, displacement, temperature, etc.).. Digital electronics, we will address Boolean logic and binary calculations, as well as the operation of logic gates and flip-flops, micro-controllers and PCs. The course will also include an introduction to programming.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 The aim of the course is to give the student a sufficient background in the field of analog and digital electronics and programming so that it can (1) to understand the operating principles of equipment used in physiotherapy (such as biofeedback, the electromyogram, isokinetic devices, etc..) and / or (2) designing simple assistive technology for people with disabilities.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
In parallel with theoretical lessons there are exercises done with a test, voltmeter and oscilloscope. Same for programming.
Other information
Prerequisite: Electricity and Electrotherapy Evaluation: Oral examination Format: Lecture notes available to students, books (text book) Framing: Holder (s)
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Bachelor in Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation