From Assistive Technology to Industry and Back - Experiences with an Applied Domain Transfer

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Abstract

Conceptualization and development of assistive technology often differs greatly from industrial design and development. While assistive technology solutions are required to be highly individualizable to fit the needs of their diverse target group, industrial solutions need to be suitable for mass markets, which is also reflected by sales numbers and prices. While assistive technology often starts at human’s very basic needs such as the need for communication, industrial solutions are often intended to increase productivity and thus also financial gain. Nevertheless, development of assistive technology and of industrial components share several common grounds, especially in the area of Human-Computer Interaction (e.g., industrial workers have to deal with functional impairments). Although both domains could greatly benefit from a liaison, a transfer usually either does not take place at all or takes place at a late stage of development. This paper describes an applied domain transfer between assistive technology and industry during all phases of design and development of novel interaction solutions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputers Helping People with Special Needs - 16th International Conference, ICCHP 2018, Proceedings
EditorsKlaus Miesenberger, Georgios Kouroupetroglou
Pages541-551
Number of pages11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventHome 16th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs - Linz, Austria
Duration: 11 Jul 201813 Jul 2018
http://www.icchp.org/

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10897 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

ConferenceHome 16th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs
CountryAustria
CityLinz
Period11.07.201813.07.2018
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Keywords

  • Assistive technology
  • Contextual design
  • Domain transfer
  • Industrial research
  • User-centered design

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