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Volume 48 Number 6, 2011
   Pages 697 — 706

Abstract —  Development and testing of new upper-limb prosthetic devices: Research designs for usability testing

Linda Resnik, PT, PhD, OCS

Providence Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Providence, RI; Department of Community Health, Brown University, Providence, RI

Abstract — The purposes of this article are to describe usability testing and introduce designs and methods of usability testing research as it relates to upper-limb prosthetics. This article defines usability, describes usability research, discusses research approaches to and designs for usability testing, and highlights a variety of methodological considerations, including sampling, sample size requirements, and usability metrics. Usability testing is compared with other types of study designs used in prosthetic research.

Key words: amputation, case studies, consumer, medical devices, methodology, prosthetics, rehabilitation, research design, upper limb, usability.


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Resnik L. Development and testing of new upper-limb prosthetic devices: Research designs for usability testing.
J Rehabil Res Dev. 2011;48(6):697-706.
DOI:10.1682/JRRD.2010.03.0050
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