Norway, Oslo

Introduction to Health and Medical Technology

when 18 June 2016 - 9 July 2016
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 5 ECTS
fee NOK 3000

Medical technology has a different set of constraints than consumer technology, including needs for sterilization, higher reliability (& associated standards), and customization to varying anatomy. This class will provide an overview of the field of medical technology, with more in-depth explorations of specific domains of knowledge.

Current technology and state-of-the-art research will be covered, and the course will examine the constraints of particular environments in the hospital, such as the operating rooms and emergency response vehicles. The course will also provide an overview of medical image acquisition technologies (MRI, CT, ultrasound, etc.), and the analysis of medical images for diagnosis through segmentation and computer aided detection. We will discuss applications for robotics in the hospital, assistive and rehabilitative technologies, and many other topics. We will debate problems such as why rehabilitation technology often needs to be extremely customizable, and the ethics surrounding patient data and using computers to aid in diagnosis.

Target group

Undergraduate and postgraduate students with an interest in health and medical technology

Fee info

NOK 3000: All participants at HiOA International Summer School must pay a summer school fee
NOK 3500: Accommodation Fee