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Design and Human Disability and Aging (B M E 662) Syllabus
Course Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcome
  • 1
    Part I focused on building a solid understanding of a.) the different types of disabilities that people experience, b.) the tools they currently use, and c.) the problems they face due to current design
  • 2
    Part II focused on a.) Developing an understanding of the laws and regulations in this area, b.) Learning the strategies that can be used to build mass market products that i. are attractive, practical, and profitable [first requirement] ii. address as many of the issues of Part I as is commercially practical iii. and comply with the regulations cited above on the way. c.) Developing skills in putting these strategies into practice
Design and Human Disability and Aging
B M E 662 ( 3 Credits )
Design of products for persons with physical, sensory or cognitive impairments is covered as well as the design of standard mass market products. Interdisciplinary teams explore specific disabilities, then design a standard mass market product in competition with each other.
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College: College of Engineering
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ABET Program Outcomes Associated with this Course
Program Specific Student Outcomes
(1) Understanding of biology and physiology as related to biomedical engineering needs.
(3) Ability to design and conduct experiments, including making measurements and interpreting experimental data from living systems and addressing the problems associated with the interaction between living systems and non-living materials and systems
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