Assistive devices utilisation in activities of everyday life – a proposed framework of understanding a user perspective

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dc.contributor.author Krantz, Oskar
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-20T09:51:52Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-20T09:51:52Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.citation 189-198 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1748-3107 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/13827
dc.description.abstract Purpose: This theoretical article proposes a framework of understanding a user perspective of assistive devices utilisation in everyday life. Method: Utilising the MPT model (Matching Person and Technology) and the ValMO model (Values and Meaning in Human Occupations), a framework of understanding is proposed. Results: Main components are person, assistive device, and activity, connected by the person’s expectations and experiences concerning the doability/doworthiness (possible to do/worth doing) of an activity, and the usability/useworthiness (possible to use/worth using) of an assistive device. Expectations may differ based on not only earlier experiences (habitus), but also situational and environmental variations, and result in differing experiences. In general, the purpose of an assistive device is to increase a person’s repertoire of doable activities. For a person, this can be a function of the evaluation of possible gains, in terms of correlation between investments (in terms of time and energy), and the (expected) result of the activity. Conclusions: The only person able to estimate the useworthiness/usability of a device and the doworthiness/doability of an activity is the user her/himself, assessing the degree at which a specific assistive device enhances the value of an activity, in turn affecting the habitus of the (presumptive) user. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Informa UK, Ltd. en_US
dc.subject agency en_US
dc.subject assistive technology en_US
dc.subject disability en_US
dc.subject MPT (Matching Person and Technology) en_US
dc.subject ValMO (Value and Meaning in Human Occupations) en_US
dc.subject SUSA
dc.subject.classification Humanities/Social Sciences en_US
dc.title Assistive devices utilisation in activities of everyday life – a proposed framework of understanding a user perspective en_US
dc.type Article, peer reviewed scientific en_US
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Faculty of Health and Society en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/17483107.2011.618212 en_US
dc.subject.srsc Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES en_US
dc.identifier.url http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.3109/17483107.2011.618212 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpublication Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology;3
dc.relation.ispartofpublicationvolume 7 en_US
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