Evaluating choice in universal access: an HCI example from rehabilitation robotics

Prior, Stephen D. and White, Anthony S. and Adams, Ray G. (2009) Evaluating choice in universal access: an HCI example from rehabilitation robotics. Universal Access in the Information Society, 8 (3). pp. 155-163. ISSN 1615-5289

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This paper describes a technique using dimensional analysis that so far has been rarely, if ever, used in studies of universal access. However, this procedure can produce a robust decision support process for inclusive designs. In this paper, it is applied to a case study of a wheelchair robot computer interface with choices in data input methods, addressing disparate requirements of different groups of intended users. The main underlying issue is to combine technical measurements, speed of operation and cost with subjective opinion. It turns out that Braglia’s method has greater robustness in determining rank compared to standard techniques. In this, case a simple switch was rated better than a mouse or voice operation for control.

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Originally given as a conference paper at the HCI conference in Las Vegas, 2005.

Research Areas:A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer and Communications Engineering
ID Code:1844
Deposited On:08 Apr 2009 10:33
Last Modified:16 Oct 2015 10:54

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