Interdisciplinary partnerships between rehabilitation therapists and computer scientists: A proposed model

Angie Boisselle, Maureen Simmonds

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Abstract

The concept of inter-professional collaboration to optimize solutions for complex rehabilitation problems is not novel. However, the processes involved in successful and optimal collaboration between rehabilitation therapists and computer scientists is not well studied. In this paper, we examine strategies to connect technology driven problems and solutions in the lab to clinically driven problems and constraints for usable solutions in the field. We highlight gaps in collaboration such as differences in discipline language, hypothesis driven vs. function driven outcomes and understanding of the 'end-user'. We also discuss future ideas for successful collaboration to optimize usability of rehabilitation technology through creative problem solving.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationACM International Conference Proceeding Series
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Volume2014-May
ISBN (Print)9781450327466
DOIs
StatePublished - May 27 2014
Event7th ACM International Conference on Pervasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments, PETRA 2014 - Rhodes, Greece
Duration: May 27 2014May 30 2014

Other

Other7th ACM International Conference on Pervasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments, PETRA 2014
CountryGreece
CityRhodes
Period5/27/145/30/14

Keywords

  • Disabilities
  • Inter-professional collaboration
  • Rehabilitation technology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Software

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