UNIVERSITY CATALOG: 2019-2020

Courses

ATE 501. Functional Biology, Biomaterials, and Design Innovation (3)

This course is designed to provide an understanding of biological systems, biomaterials, anatomical and physiologic functions, injury and disease, and their relevance to assistive technology, while introducing students to how living systems can be used as inspiration of biomimicry in assistive technology.

ATE 502. Seminar in Human Characteristics in Relation to Usability of Assistive Technology (3)

This seminar will investigate the bases of human function from the psychological and physiological perspectives as a foundation upon which design and development of assistive technology devices (ATD) can effectively be utilized throughout the life span of users to enhance their quality of life. (Cross-listed with ATHS 502.)

ATE 603. Applied Biomechanics and Motor Control (3)

Principles in biomechanics and motor control will be introduced in this course. The course will focus on their applications to assistive technologies and rehabilitation engineering.  Basic anatomial movements and neuromuscular control will be reviewed. Pathological human movements associated with common neuromuscular disorders will be discussed in depth. Students will also learn various techniques in kinematics …

ATE 604. Instrumentation and Measurement (3)

The course presents the basic components of medical electronic instrumentation: sensors, amplifiers, signal conditioning, and signal processing. Multidisciplinary analysis, design, and simulation of bioengineering instrumentation and measurement are studied and implemented using computer methodology and techniques from engineering, physics, and mathematics.

ATE 605. Robotic Applications and Control Interface in Assistive Technologies (3)

The course presents the complementarity of the human factors and the demand for real-life applications based on the latest achievements of robotics technology. It also addresses the principles, the concepts, as well as the details for the design of robots that offer autonomy, intelligence, manipulation and maneuverability required for effective collaboration with the human in …

ATE 606. AT Software Applications and Development (3)

Introduces the concepts and principles of assistive technology (AT) software applications, emphasizing regulatory policies and ethical issues. Evaluates and applies existing AT software applications (both proprietary software and open source software), including screen reading, screen reader, study skills, screen enlargement, voice recognition and Web software. Discusses concepts, principles, and methodologies of AT software development, such …

ATE 607. Product Design and Development for Assisted Technology (3)

This course presents the essential tools and fundamentals of product design and development as they are applied specifically to Assisted Technology and Rehabilitation Engineering. The scope of this course covers and integrates topics such as human factors, man-made interfaces, biomimicry, biomaterials, safety engineering design, medical/healthcare device design case studies, and FDA approval processes, regulations, and …

ATE 608. Augmentative and Alternative Communication (3)

The course presents analysis, design, and manufacturing of augmentative and alternative communication techniques and devices for disabled personnel and practitioners. The intent of the course is to present past and current uses of augmentative devices and systems for the hearing impaired, blind, and deaf subjects. In addition, design and development of new equipment for subject …

ATE 609. Assistive Technology Project Management (3)

Introduces principles and disciplines of assistive technology project management, including process management, requirements management, quality management, project planning, project scheduling, project cost estimation, risk management, and people management. Particularly, focuses on requirements management and quality control, as the federal government recommends that assistive technology software and products meets specific guidelines such as Section 508 of …

ATE 694. Current and Emerging Topics in Assistive Technology (1-1-1)

This 1-unit seminar course incorporates advanced study of current and emerging topics in assistive technology analyzed by means of readings, analysis of cases and problems, case studies, presentations, demonstrations, and class discussion. This seminar course is taken three times during the program; the three courses will cover components of Engineering and Technology, Health and Human …

ATE 697. Directed Comprehensive Studies (3)

Prerequisite: ATE 694. Preparatory: Satisfactory completion of all coursework, including three interdisciplinary seminar courses, and permission of the supervising faculty advisor of the comprehensive studies committee. Preparation for and completion of written comprehensive case studies to fulfill the culminating experience requirement for the Master of Science in Assistive Technology Engineering degree. (Credit/No Credit only)

ATE 698. Graduate Project (3)

Preparatory: Satisfactory completion of all coursework, including three interdisciplinary seminar courses, and permission of the supervising faculty advisor of the graduate project committee. Preparation for and completion of a written project report and an oral defense to fulfill the culminating experience requirement for the Master of Science in Assistive Technology Engineering degree. (Credit/No Credit only)

ATHS 501. Functional Biology and Design Innovation (3)

This course is designed to provide an understanding of biological systems, anatomical and physiologic functions, injury and disease, and their relevance to assistive technology, while introducing students to how living systems can be used as inspiration of biomimicry in assistive technology. (Cross-listed with ATE 501.)

ATHS 502. Seminar in Human Characteristics in Relation to Usability of Assistive Technologies (3)

This seminar provides an advanced level overview of and investigation into the bases of human functioning from the physiological and psychological perspectives, as a foundation for the design and development of assistive technology devices (ATD) that can effectively be utilized by multigenerational users to enhance their quality of life. Utilizing critical thinking skills, participants will …

ATHS 614. Assistive Technology Across the Lifespan (3)

This course will provide students with an understanding of the fundamentals underlying the application of assistive technology interventions across a variety of environments. This course is an interdisciplinary exposure to assistive technology, preparatory for the design and application of assistive technologies to improve functional independence and quality of life across cultures and generations.

ATHS 618. Research Methods and Design in Assistive Technology (3)

Study of various types of research used in assistive technology, and techniques employed in collecting, classifying, interpreting and presenting data. Ethical concerns are also presented.

ATHS 619. History, Law, Policy and Assistive Technology (3)

This seminar will investigate the history and development of assistive technology, the legal context, public policy including issues concerning financing and access to assistive technology, and emerging issues.

ATHS 621. Assistive Technology Assessment and Outcome Measures (3)

This course emphasizes the assistive technology assessment process with a focus on the end user. The course further focuses on the processes of assessing the strengths and needs of each individual, their environment, assistive technology options, training needs, affordability, and determining obstacles that might prevent adoption or lead to user abandonment. Lastly, the course emphasizes …

ATHS 622. Counseling in Assistive Technology Service Delivery (3)

This course will enhance the understanding and practice of the counseling and human services aspects of assistive technology, utilizing a multigenerational and multicultural approach.

ATHS 623. Medical Conditions Affecting Quality of Life (3)

Prerequisite: ATHS 501. This course will help the learner understand the various body systems and the impact that pathology has on an individual’s functioning within his/her chosen environment, in preparation for the design and application of assistive technologies to improve functional independence and quality of life. Essential to working with clients with a variety of …

ATHS 694. Current and Emerging Topics in Assistive Technology (1-1-1)

This seminar course will incorporate advanced study of current and emerging topics in assistive technology analyzed by means of readings, analysis of cases and problems, case studies, presentations, demonstrations and class discussion. (Cross-listed with ATE 694.) (Credit/No Credit only)

ATHS 697. Directed Comprehensive Studies (3)

Prerequisites: Graduate coordinator permission, ATHS 694 (1-1) and satisfactory completion of all ATHS coursework. Preparation for and completion of written comprehensive case studies to fulfill the culminating experience requirement for the Master of Science in Assistive Technology and Human Services degree. Culminating Experience (Credit/No Credit Only)