A User-Centered Evaluation Study of a Mobile Arm Support
2009 (English)In: 2009 IEEE 11th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, IEEE , 2009, 678-683 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Evaluating Assistive Technology (AT) from a user point of view is important if we want to assess reasons for non-use and to find out how to better design products that will fit the individual needs of its end-user. This article presents a user centered evaluation study of an Assistive Device (AD), in particular the Armon mobile arm support. Seven users were interviewed using the Quebec User Evaluation of Satisfaction with Assistive Technology (QUEST) and Individually Prioritized Problem Assessment (IPPA). In all cases the AD had a positive effect on the ability of the users to perform important tasks in their every day lives independently. The users also reported an overall high level of content with the device whereas there were some remarks of discontent regarding the service and fitting process.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IEEE , 2009. 678-683 p.
, IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics. Proceedings, ISSN 1945-7898
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-63369ISI: 000277086500097ISBN: 978-1-4244-3788-7OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-63369DiVA: diva2:482074
2009 IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2009; Kyoto; 23 June 2009 through 26 June 2009
QC 201202282012-01-232012-01-232012-02-28Bibliographically approved