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Titolo:
APPROACH TO THE ANALYSIS OF USER REQUIREMENTS IN ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY
Autore:
BUHLER C;
Indirizzi:
EVANGEL STIFUNG VOLMARSTEIN,FORSCHUNGSINST TECHNOL BEHINDERTENHILFE,GRUNDSCHOTTELERSTR 40 D-58300 WETTER GERMANY
Titolo Testata:
International journal of industrial ergonomics
fascicolo: 2, volume: 17, anno: 1996,
pagine: 187 - 192
SICI:
0169-8141(1996)17:2<187:ATTAOU>2.0.ZU;2-T
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Keywords:
ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY; REHABILITATION TECHNOLOGY; TECHNICAL AIDS; REHABILITATION ROBOTICS; WHEELCHAIRS; USER REQUIREMENTS CAPTURE; USER INVOLVEMENT; DISABILITY; HANDICAP;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences
Science Citation Index Expanded
Citazioni:
14
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Citazione:
C. Buhler, "APPROACH TO THE ANALYSIS OF USER REQUIREMENTS IN ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY", International journal of industrial ergonomics, 17(2), 1996, pp. 187-192

Abstract

Assistive technology plays an important role for independent living of people with special needs. Therefore it is a key issue to identify the problems that come up in the everyday use of assistive technology. The analysis of user requirements is one of the most important factorsfor effective special needs developments. The user involvement in every step of the development procedure is meaningful. Especially the experiences of long-term users are very helpful. In case of new technology prototype testing by users during the development can correct the aims by giving unexpected inputs. Although some research activities withuser involvement are going on, it still needs more concern in industry and appropriate methodologies have to be established. In this paper two different examples of user involvement are described with respect to the different users' experience. As an example of emerging technologies the use of a robotic aid is investigated. In this case the analysis of user requirements is based on tests of available prototypes withusers. As an example of already existing technical aids an investigation of practical user experiences with wheelchairs is described. In both cases the experiences of the users are fed back to the development to achieve real improvement. Our experiences may stimulate researchersand industrialists to initiate user involvement within their activities.

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