Research Group for Applied Software Engineering
Forschungsgruppe für Angewandte Softwaretechnik

Seminar Course: Wearables for Patients WS18/19

 At a Glance

  • Credits:
    •  4 ECTS for students who were enrolled before WS2016/17
    •  5 ECTS for students who were enrolled after WS2016/17
  • Course Type: Bachelor/Master Seminar Course
  • Module Numbers: IN0014, IN2107, IN4936
  • Participants: 10 students
  • Info Meeting: 2pm on June 28, 2018 in seminar room 02.07.34

Course Description

Over the last decade, a number of wearable devices has been developed to support humans undergoing medical treatment or physical therapy  (Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, knee injury, hip replacement surgery). For example, KneeHapp is a bandage that provides live feedback to patients with a knee injury while they exercise at home (see video and article).

The goal of this course is to review existing literature on wearable devices designed for patients. The focus is on signal processing and machine learning methods for extracting patterns from sensor data. 


Event/Meeting Date Time Place Description
Info Meeting

June 28, 2018

14:00 - 15:00 02.07.34

Course overview and application process.

Kickoff Meeting October 25, 2018 15:00 - 17:00 01.07.14 Instructors introduce the seminar topics
First Draft December 06, 2018 23:55 - Students submit their first draft of the paper (PDF) and their presentation (.ppt or .keynote)

Interim Presentation

(max. 15 min)

December 10, 2018

December 11, 2018

09:00 - 15:00

11:15 - 20:00

01.07.14 Students present their topic, instructors provide feedback (15 min. per student)

Final Presentation

(max. 15 min)

January 24, 2019 9:00 - 14:00 01.09.14 Students hold the final presentations (15 min. per student)

Final Submission

(2-4 pages)

February 3, 2019 until end of the day   Submission of the final presentation and 2-4-page seminar paper (PDF files only).The templates are available here


You have experience in: 

  • machine learning
  • embedded software development
  • signal processing
  • wearable and mobile computing

You have sufficient knowledge in the English language to read and understand a scientific publication.


Please have a look at the slides of the info meeting (to be uploaded after the meeting). Attendance to the info meeting is not mandatory but strongly recommended. The application to this course happens in the following steps:

  1. Send an email to juan.haladjian (at) with your motivation to participate in the project (2-4 sentences), the previous courses you have taken at our chair and your TUM grades report. (latest July 4, 2018)
  2. Give a priority to the seminar through the matching system of the faculty. (from June 29 until July 4, 2018)
  3. We inform you about your application. (until July 18, 2018)

Based on past experience, many students are expected to apply for this seminar. This seminar has 10 places available. Applicants are encouraged to provide a well-structured and elaborate motivational statement.


The final grade consists of 50% for the seminar paper, 40% for the final presentation, and 10% review of another student's work.

Instructors & Contact

Email us with questions at haladjia (at) 

Juan Haladjian


Dr. Juan Haladjian



Nadine von Frankenberg

 Bernd Brügge


Prof. Bernd Brügge, Ph.D.