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Towards a Sensor-based System for Assessing and Monitoring Powered Mobility Skills in Children

Herrera, RR; Holloway, C; Heravi, BM; Carlson, T; (2017) Towards a Sensor-based System for Assessing and Monitoring Powered Mobility Skills in Children. In: Hurst, A and Findlater, L and Ringel Morris, M, (eds.) ASSETS '17: Proceedings of the 19th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility. (pp. pp. 345-346). Association for Computing Machinery (ACM): New York, NY, USA. Green open access

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Abstract

Children with motor or cognitive impairments who require powered mobility at a very young age will face social and environmental barriers that make learning how to use the mobility device a challenging task. We present a first approach of a framework to help therapists and service providers to assess and monitor how children use their mobility device, which results from the combination of a plug and play inertial sensor, and the support of the Assessment Learning tool (ALP) from Nilsson and Durkin. We performed a formative study on four able-bodied children using an electric wheelchair. Results suggest it is possible to measure children's driving skills with this approach, and that results can be mapped to the validated ALP tool. We present the limitations of our study and the direction of future work.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Towards a Sensor-based System for Assessing and Monitoring Powered Mobility Skills in Children
Event: 19th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS '17)
ISBN-13: 9781450349260
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1145/3132525.3134813
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3132525.3134813
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Powered mobility; assessment and monitoring; children; wheelchair skills; IMU
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Surgery and Interventional Sci
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Surgery and Interventional Sci > Department of Ortho and MSK Science
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Computer Science
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10050012
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