The FRR Project: Developing a More User Friendly Rest RoomBy Panek, Paul; Neveryd, Hakan; Zagler, Wolfgang L.; Assistive Technology - Shaping the Future: AAATE 2003 Conference Proceedings, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 678-682
Publication Date: 2003
Paper describes the Friendly Rest Room (FRR) project, which was created with funding by the European Union’s Quality of Life program. The objective of the project is to: (1) create prototypes of user friendly rest rooms for people who are older or who have disabilities, and (2) gain applicable knowledge about specific needs of clients and their caregivers concerning rest rooms. The FFR project has utilized a user-driven approach implemented in three test bases in Sweden, Austria, and Greece. The outcomes of user tests and investigations via paper questionnaires and computer-based interviews provide input regarding the design and engineering process. The process was under development at the time the article was written to implement a prototype. The paper also discusses ethical consideration involving the high level of user involvement employed throughout the project.
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Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE) (Web Site: http://www.aaate.net )
Link to text: http://www.is.tuwien.ac.at/reha.e/publicat/download/2003/Panek_Neveryd_etal_User_Friendly_RestRoom_AAATE_2003_Dublin.pdf