Special Issue "Interactive Assistive Technology"
A special issue of Multimodal Technologies and Interaction (ISSN 2414-4088).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 January 2019).
Interests: human-computer interaction; assistive technology; augmentative and alternative communication
Interests: visual interaction; human-computer interaction; augmented reality
Assistive technologies play a vital role in helping people with disabilities to regain confidence and accomplish tasks that might not otherwise be possible due to their disability. Current trends show that innovative assistive technologies and associated interactions have emerged where virtual reality/augmented reality, social robots, IoT and big data have been used. Due to the rapid development of assistive technologies, the human-computer interaction community has embraced this domain to design useful and usable systems. One of the key concerns in the prevalence of novel and interactive assistive technologies is the adoption of them by the end users. In order to mitigate the issue, researchers have adopted the co-design approach to design assistive technologies, though it is challenging to include the end users due to their limited capability in participating in the design process. Another challenge is the longitudinal field evaluation of assistive technologies and gathering solid evidence on their effectiveness for the target group. In this special issue, we aim to focus on the challenges of co-designing assistive technologies and longitudinal field trials of those technologies by end users. We wish to understand the extent end users can be involved and challenges in the development of interactive assistive technologies as well as their long-term use of those technologies. Therefore, we aim to advance our knowledge of co-designing and evaluating interactive assistive technologies and invite original contributions that address the above-mentioned challenges.
Dr. Abdullah Al Mahmud
Prof. Jean-Bernard Martens
Assoc. Prof. Lau Bee Theng
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- Assistive Technology and Serious Games
- Novel Therapies for Rehabilitation
- Assistive Technology for Cope, Care and Cure
- Design and Evaluation of Emerging Assistive Technologies
- Persuasive Technology for Assistive Interaction
- Augmentative and Alternative Communication
- Co-designing Assistive Technology
- Longitudinal Field Evaluation of Assistive Technology
- Assistive Technology for People with Special Needs (i.e., older adults and children)