Usability assessment of ASIBOT: a portable robot to aid patients with spinal cord injury

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dc.contributor.author Jardón Huete, Alberto
dc.contributor.author Gil, Ángel M.
dc.contributor.author Peña, Ana I. de la
dc.contributor.author Monje Micharet, Concepción Alicia
dc.contributor.author Balaguer Bernaldo de Quirós, Carlos
dc.date.accessioned 2010-12-17T12:23:35Z
dc.date.accessioned 2011-12-20T09:17:51Z
dc.date.available 2011-12-20T09:17:51Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Disability & Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 2011, 6(4), 320-330
dc.identifier.issn 1748-3107 (Print)
dc.identifier.issn 1748-3115 (Online)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/9825
dc.description.abstract The usability concept refers to aspects related to the use of products that are closely linked to the user's degree of satisfaction. Our goal is to present a functional evaluation methodology for assessing the usability of sophisticated technical aids, such as a portable robot for helping disabled patients with severe spinal cord injuries. The specific manipulator used for this task is ASIBOT, a personal assistance robot totally developed by RoboticsLab at the University Carlos III of Madrid. Our purpose is also to improve some aspects of the manipulator according to the user's perception. For our case study, a population of six patients with spinal cord injury is considered. These patients have been suffering spinal cord injuries for a period of time longer than 1 year before the tests are carried out. The methodology followed for the information gathering is based on the Quebec User Evaluation of Satisfaction with assistive Technology (QUEST). Different daily functions, such as drinking, brushing one's teeth and washing one's face, are considered to assess the user's perception when using ASIBOT as a technical aid. The human factor in this procedure is the main base to establish the specific needs and tools to make the end product more suitable and usable.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Informa Healthcare
dc.subject.other Assistive technology
dc.subject.other Functional evaluation
dc.subject.other Rehabilitation engineering
dc.subject.other Robotics
dc.subject.other Technical aids
dc.subject.other Human factor
dc.title Usability assessment of ASIBOT: a portable robot to aid patients with spinal cord injury
dc.type article
dc.description.status Publicado
dc.relation.publisherversion http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/17483107.2010.528144
dc.subject.eciencia Robótica e Informática Industrial
dc.identifier.doi 10.3109/17483107.2010.528144
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.relation.projectID Comunidad de Madrid. S2009/DPI-1559/ROBOCITY2030 II
dc.type.version submittedVersion
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000008998
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