This article defines and reviews key aspects of usability testing research for new devices, focusing on their relevance to upper-limb prostheses. The article discusses the importance of patient and clinician involvement in device development research and describes approaches and designs for usability testing, the sample size needed, and use of outcome measures. Finally, the article compares usability testing to other types of study designs used in prosthetics research.
Volume 48 Number 6, 2011
Pages 697 — 706
Last Reviewed or Updated Monday, July 11, 2011 9:12 AM