Håkan EftringSenior Lecturer, Director of Studies, ETP, Excellent Teaching Practitioner

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Human Aspects of ICT
  • Interaction Technologies
  • Robotics


  • Rehabilitation Engineering, Universal design, Social and Assistive Robotics, User-centered design and evaluation methods


Håkan Eftring, PhD and Assistant Professor at Certec, division of Rehabilitation Engineering Research at the Department of Design Sciences, Lund University, Sweden. My research areas include social and assistive robotics, universal design and user-centered design and evaluation methods. In my doctoral dissertation I introduced the concept of useworthiness. The concept is related to the user’s values, needs, wishes and dreams, rather than the more technical relation between the user and the technology. I have more than 20 years’ experience of European research projects.


I am Director of Studies at the department and teaches Cognitive ergonomics, Universal design and Rehabilitation engineering.

Recent research outputs

Frennert, S., Håkan Eftring & Britt Östlund 2017 Jun 1 In : International Journal of Social Robotics. 9, 3, p. 401-415 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

H. Eftring & Frennert, S. 2016 Jun In : Zeitschrift fur Gerontologie und Geriatrie. 49, 4, p. 274-281 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Håkan Eftring, Kirsten Rassmus-Gröhn & Per Olof Hedvall 2016 Universal Design 2016: Learning from the Past, Designing for the Future - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Universal Design, UD 2016. IOS Press, Vol. 229, p. 211-221 11 p. (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; vol. 229)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingPaper in conference proceeding

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