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Power mobility with collision avoidance for older adults: User, caregiver, and prescriber perspectives

Rosalie H. Wang, BSc (OT), PhD, et al.

Collision avoidance technology may make power wheelchairs and scooters safer for use by people with age-related changes or injuries resulting in physical, sensory, and cognitive disabilities. Much technology has been in development, but little is known about how consumers feel about this technology. As such, we interviewed power mobility users, caregivers, and prescribers (occupational therapists) to see how they feel about the design and usefulness of collision avoidance. They identified several safety and driving concerns that may be addressed by collision avoidance. Understanding consumers’ views can help make future technology more beneficial and acceptable.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2012.10.0181

Volume 50 Number 9, 2013
   Pages 1287 — 1300


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Wang RH, Korotchenko A, Hurd Clarke L, Mortenson WB, Mihailidis A. Power mobility with collision avoidance for older adults: User, caregiver, and prescriber perspectives. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2013;50(9):1287–1300.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2012.10.0181
ResearcherID/ORCID: Rosalie H. Wang, BSc (OT), PhD: D-3743-2011; Laura Hurd Clarke, MSW, PhD: L-7457-2013; Alex Mihailidis, PhD, PEng: D-3759-2011; W. Ben Mortenson, BSc (OT), MSc, PhD: L-7441-2013
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