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Academic Year 2015/16
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Technologies and disability
1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Biomedical Engineering - Torino
1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Mechanical Engineering - Torino
1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Automotive Engineering - Torino
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Teacher Status SSD Les Ex Lab Tut Years teaching
Prinetto Paolo Ernesto ORARIO RICEVIMENTO PO ING-INF/05 60 0 0 0 5
SSD CFU Activities Area context
ING-IND/13
ING-INF/05
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D - A scelta dello studente
D - A scelta dello studente
A scelta dello studente
A scelta dello studente
Subject fundamentals
Starting from the fundamental right of inclusion, namely the equal participation of everyone in every aspect of society, who
should be guaranteed to all human beings, the course aims to highlight the design approach based concepts to achieve such
inclusion, with the aim of conceiving environments, systems, products and services which are usable independently from people
with different needs and abilities. It is of importance to involve human diversity in the design process.
In addition, the course lets students to meet with various stakeholders, including end users, voluntary associations, specialists,
operators, service providers, technicians and researchers.
Some students, chosen on voluntary basis, are offered with the opportunity to develop concrete activities of analysis, design and
implementation of tools and solutions thought for subjects with various disabilities.
Expected learning outcomes
The course aims to:
Sensitize the students about:
The living conditions of people with disabilities
Communication, mobility, socialization, and working issues they daily met
Frame the specific problem of disability in the broader context of education in diversity
Highlight the role that engineers must play in this field
Spread among students the concept of motor disabilities and the tools commonly used by people suffering from them
Present the basic concepts of Design for All, highlighting its importance and necessity
Learn to apply the Design for All concepts in different contexts and application domains, crossing various fields of
Engineering and Architecture
Introduce the concepts of OpenSource and OpenHardware
Present practical and direct testimonies from the world of disability, by letting students to meet several stakeholders,
including end-user, voluntary associations, specialists, operators, service providers, caregivers, technicians, and
researchers
Prerequisites / Assumed knowledge
No one.
Contents
Presentation of the course
Motor disabilities:
Human mobility
Posture and gait analysis
Mobility Aids
Mechatronic and robotic technologies
Tools for sports
Design for All:
The project cycle
Some basic concepts
Implications in the field of Architecture
How to prepare a technical presentation
OpenSource and OpenHardware Concepts
Basic principles of 3D printing
Meetings with various stakeholders.
Delivery modes
The course is organized in:
Lectures
Presentation of experiences / testimonies
Additional Activities (optional):
Hackability@Polito
Homework.
Hackability@Polito
To some teams of students, selected on a voluntary basis and based on their motivations and experiences in the field of Making,
the course offers the opportunity to:
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develop tools for disability, co-designed with the target end-user
access specialized laboratories and equipment for rapid prototyping
work in team to solve the problem identified
present their results to classmates
release the developed solutions according to the OpenSource approach.
Homework
To other teams of students, selected on a voluntary basis and based on motivations and possible experiences, the course offers the
opportunity to:
address problems associated with specific disabilities
deal with various stakeholders
analyze issues from different view points
identify and list specific requirements
present their results to classmates.
Texts, readings, handouts and other learning resources
All materials used in the classroom is made available on the Portale della Didattica.
Assessment and grading criteria
For the students involved in the activities of Hackability@Polito and Homework, the exam consists of the presentation of the work
done in the classroom and in a detailed report on the same.
For the remaining students, the exam consists of a written test aimed at ascertaining, through various kinds of questions, the
knowledge gained during the course.

Programma definitivo per l'A.A.2017/18
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