Gaze-based assistive technology in daily activities in children with severe physical impairments: an intervention study
2016 (English)In: Developmental Neurorehabilitation, ISSN 1751-8423, E-ISSN 1751-8431, 1-13 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Objective: To establish the impact of a gaze-based assistive technology (AT) intervention on activity repertoire, autonomous use, and goal attainment in children with severe physical impairments, and to examine parents’ satisfaction with the gaze-based AT and with services related to the gaze-based AT intervention.
Methods: Non-experimental multiple case study with before, after, and follow-up design. Ten children with severe physical impairments without speaking ability (aged 1–15 years) participated in gaze-based AT intervention for 9–10 months, during which period the gaze-based AT was implemented in daily activities.
Results: Repertoire of computer activities increased for seven children. All children had sustained usage of gaze-based AT in daily activities at follow-up, all had attained goals, and parents’ satisfaction with the AT and with services was high.
Discussion: The gaze-based AT intervention was effective in guiding parents and teachers to continue supporting the children to perform activities with the AT after the intervention program.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2016. 1-13 p.
Cerebral palsy, computer activities, eye-tracking technology, goal achievement, self-help devices
Environmental Health and Occupational Health Occupational Therapy
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-123300DOI: 10.3109/17518423.2015.1132281PubMedID: 26930111OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-123300DiVA: diva2:881250
Funding agencies|Swedish Research Council; Jimmy Dahlstens Fond; Stiftelsen Sunnerdahls Handikappfond
At the time for thesis presentation publication was in status: Manuscript2015-12-102015-12-102016-08-04Bibliographically approved