Accessible Microscopy Workstation for Students and Scientists With Mobility ImpairmentsBy Duerstock, Bradley S., PhD; Assistive Technology, Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 34-45
Publication Date: Spring 2006
Paper discusses AccessScope, which is an accessible microscopy workstation that was designed to allow people with mobility disabilities to control all aspects of light microscopy with minimal assistance. AccessScope allows people to perform brightfield and fluorescence microscopy, image analysis, and tissue morphometry, all of which are requisites for undergraduate science courses to graduate-level research. A personal computer is used as the main interface for controlling AccessScope functions, which allows for the use of various computer input devices and assistive technology software. Preliminary evaluations conducted by people with a range of upper limb mobility impairments indicated that users have been able to control all necessary AccessScope functions. Implications for system improvements are discussed.
Published by: Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) (Website:http://www.resna.org)
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number J50675