Journal article

Promoting clinical best practice in a user-centred design study of an upper limb rehabilitation robot.

Justin Fong, Vincent Crocher, Marlena Klaic, Katie Davies, Andrew Rowse, Emma Sutton, Ying Tan, Denny Oetomo, Kim Brock, Mary P Galea

Disability and Rehabilitation Assistive Technology | Taylor & Francis | Published : 2021

Abstract

Purpose: Despite their promise to increase therapy intensity in neurorehabilitation, robotic devices have not yet seen mainstream adoption. Whilst there are a number of contributing factors, it is obvious that the treating clinician should have a clear understanding of the objectives and limitations of robotic device use. This study sought to explore how devices can be developed to support a clinician in providing clinical best practice.Methods and Materials: A user-centred design study of a robotic device was conducted, involving build-then-use iterations, where successive iterations are built based on feedback from the use cycle. This work reports results of an analysis of qualitative and ..

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