Volume 48 Number 6, 2011
Pages 697 — 706
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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