Medisign programme

To specialise in Medisign you are required to:

1. Be enrolled in one of the Master programmes of Industrial Design Engineering (SPD, DfI or IPD)

2. Spend at least 9 ECTS for electives (out of 18) in Medisign electives
(with a maximum of 3 ECTS for 3mE medical Electives, unless in agreement with Marijke Melles)

3. Have at least one project, worth 9 ECTS, with an explicit focus on Medisign (ACD, AED, EI, UXAD or JMP)

4. Graduate in a project with an explicit focus on Medisign
(send a request to the Examination Board in the first phase of graduation to get your final check)

To subscribe for the Medisign programme you are requested to:

1. Send an email to Ron de Vos ( to get registered as a Medisign student. This will give you priority for enrollment in medisign electives.

2. For SPD master students only: send a request to the examination board (

Medisign Definition

A focus on medisign = meet the CE definition for medical devices:

1. Any instrument, apparatus, appliance, material or other article, whether used alone or in combination, including the software necessary for its proper application, intended by the manufacturer to be used for human beings for the purposes of:

a. Diagnosis, prevention, monitoring, treatment, or alleviation of disease
b. Diagnosis, monitoring, treatment, alleviation of, or compensation for an injury or handicap
c. Investigation, replacement, or modification of the anatomy or of a physiological process
d. Control of conception

2. and which does not achieve its principal intended action in or on the human body by pharmacological, immunological or metabolic means, but which may be assisted in its function by such means.
Target group: medical professionals, patient group, informal caregivers