Introducing the Human Activity Assistive Technology
Technology is ubiquitous in the performance of our daily
The HAAT model
The model is applied in the research and development,
device usability, and clinical.
Application of the Human Activity Assistive
Product Research and
consideration of the
The Changing World of Assistive Technologies
Over time many of the special adaptations
developed for people with disabilities.
This have become standard features
incorporated into mainstream products.
General Design Concepts
The concept of design of everyday thing was
originated by Donald Norman in the 1990s
Norman use the term constraints to identify
the limits on the possible number of uses for
Disability Demographics and Assistive
The characteristics of the
population served by
ATs are changing in
The demographics of the
world population are
changing with a
Hard Assistive Technologies
The technology is based on a mainstream device or is
specially designed for people with disabilities.
Software program that can conceptualize the
AT functionality in a systematic way.
Soft Assistive Technologies
The main distinguishing feature of hard technologies is
that they are tangible.
Soft technologies are the human areas of decision making,
strategies, and concept formation applied.
To service delivery in proper assessment, system or device
selection, and fitting or setup.
Training, mentoring, and technical support are ongoing
forms of soft technologies.
Using technologies to meet
the needs of persons with
Can be seen from two
Technologies That Assist People Who Have
The various technology
options that are
available for meeting the
needs of people with
Assistive Technology (AT)