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The mobile usability lab tool for accessibility analysis of medical devices: design strategy and use experiences.
Winters-JM; Rempel-DM; Story-MF; Lemke-MR; Barr-A; Campbell-S; Danturthi-RS
Medical Instrumentation: Accessibility and Usability Considerations. Winters JM; Story MF eds., Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2006 Oct; :173-190
This chapter describes the "Mobile Usability Lab (MU-Lab), a structured tool for performing systematic analysis of the accessibility of a targeted medical product or class of products. MU-Lab helps guide a research team through the assessment process. The system consists of Web-based Protocol Manager (PM) software, plus hardware that can be transported within a customized suitcase. The process starts with preliminary steps such as an initial heuristic analysis guided by universal design principles; plus the important step of determining an appropriate population of users with disabilities and documenting their abilities. This is followed by video-based usability data collection sessions that also include a structured post-activity analysis questionnaire. Data analysis includes a special focus on task analysis of events related to accessibility barriers.
Computer-software; Computer-equipment; Data-processing; Questionnaires; Disabled-workers
Medical Instrumentation: Accessibility and Usability Considerations
University of California, Berkeley
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