Case Study: Satisfaction and Device Preference for Alternative Computer AccessBy Estes, Rebecca I., PhD, OTR; RESNA 28th International Annual Conference 2005: Atlanta, Georgia,
Publication Date: 2005
Case study conducted to explore user satisfaction, level of attainment of user-established goals, and device selection for hands-free computer access. A 35-year-old man with muscular dystrophy participated in the study. The participant’s main hands-free computer access goals were to control the mouse and keyboard so that he could independently access the Internet, a word processor program, computer programming software, and other computer files. Three alternative computer access methods were used in the study: (1) Tracker One, (2) EyeGaze, and (3) Cyberlink. Performance with these programs was assessed via the Occupational Adaptation Scales of Relative Mastery and a device satisfaction scale on the Matching Persons and Technology Assistive Technology (AT) Device Predisposition Assessment. Cyberlink emerged as the participant’s preferred solution, though he rated it last in terms of overall effectiveness. The author contends that the study’s results support the complexity of AT service delivery and device recommendation. This paper was presented at the 2005 annual conference of RESNA, the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America and is available on CD-ROM.
Assistive Products Discussed: BRAINFINGERS SYSTEM
MATCHING PERSON & TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT PROCESS AND FORMS
Published by: Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) (Website:http://www.resna.org)
Link to text: http://resna.org/ProfResources/Publications/Proceedings/2005/Practice/Estes.php
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number O16156