Håkan Eftring

Senior 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

Bajones, M. , Fischinger, D. , Weiss, A. , Wolf, D. , Vincze, M. , de la Puente, P. , Körtner, T. , Weninger, M. , Papoutsakis, K. , Michel, D. , Qammaz, A. , Panteleris, P. , Foukarakis, M. , Adami, I. , Ioannidi, D. , Leonidis, A. , Antona, M. , Argyros, A. , Mayer, P. , Panek, P. & 2 others Håkan Eftring & Frennert, S., 2018 Jun 3, In : Journal of Robotics. 2018, 20 p., 1754657

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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

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