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Assistive Technology Principles and Practice


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Assistive Technology Principles and Practice

  1. 1. Assistive Technology Principles and Practice
  2. 2. Introducing the Human Activity Assistive Technology Technology is ubiquitous in the performance of our daily activities. The HAAT model Activity Human Context AT The model is applied in the research and development, device usability, and clinical.
  3. 3. Application of the Human Activity Assistive Technology Product Research and Development. Product Usability Studies consideration of the activity, human, or contextual.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. General Design Concepts The concept of design of everyday thing was originated by Donald Norman in the 1990s (Norman, 2002) Norman use the term constraints to identify the limits on the possible number of uses for an objective.
  6. 6. Disability Demographics and Assistive Technologies The characteristics of the population served by ATs are changing in several important ways. The demographics of the world population are changing with a significant shift.
  7. 7. Hard Assistive Technologies The technology is based on a mainstream device or is specially designed for people with disabilities. Tangible device phone computer wheelchair Software program that can conceptualize the AT functionality in a systematic way.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. Commercially Available Using technologies to meet the needs of persons with disabilities. Can be seen from two different perspectives: AT perspective Universal design
  10. 10. Technologies That Assist People Who Have Disabilties The various technology options that are available for meeting the needs of people with disabilities. Assistive Technology (AT)