|Publication type:||Article in scientific journal|
|Type of review:||Peer review (publication)|
|Title:||Exoscore: a design tool to evaluate factors associated with technology acceptance of soft lower limb exosuits by older adults|
de Eyto, Adam
|Published in:||Human Factors|
|Publisher / Ed. Institution:||Sage|
|Subjects:||Designing for the elderly; Home health; Product design; Usability/acceptance measurement and research; Wearable device|
|Subject (DDC):||615.82: Physical therapy |
|Abstract:||Objective: This pilot study proposed and performs initial testing with Exoscore, a design evaluation tool to assess factors related to acceptance of exoskeleton by older adults, during the technology development and testing phases. Background: As longevity increases and our aging population continues to grow, assistive technologies such as exosuits and exoskeletons can provide enhanced quality of life and independence. Exoscore is a design and prototype stage evaluation method to assess factors related to perceptions of the technology, the aim being to optimize technology acceptance. Method: In this pilot study, we applied the three-phase Exoscore tool during testing with 11 older adults. The aims were to explore the feasibility and face validity of applying the design evaluation tool during user testing of a prototype soft lower limb exoskeleton. Results: The Exoscore method is presented as part of an iterative design evaluation process. The method was applied during an exoskeleton research and development project. The data revealed the aspects of the concept design that rated favorably with the users and the aspects of the design that required more attention to improve their potential acceptance when deployed as finished products. Conclusion: Exoscore was effectively applied to three phases of evaluation during a testing session of a soft exoskeleton. Future exoskeleton development can benefit from the application of this design evaluation tool. Application: This study reveals how the introduction of Exoscore to exoskeleton development will be advantageous when assessing technology acceptance of exoskeletons by older adults.|
|Fulltext version:||Published version|
|License (according to publishing contract):||Licence according to publishing contract|
|Departement:||School of Health Sciences|
|Organisational Unit:||Institute of Physiotherapy (IPT)|
|Appears in collections:||Publikationen Gesundheit|
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Shore, L., Power, V., Hartigan, B., Schülein, S., Graf, E., de Eyto, A., & O’Sullivan, L. (2019). Exoscore: a design tool to evaluate factors associated with technology acceptance of soft lower limb exosuits by older adults. Human Factors, 62(3), 391–410. https://doi.org/10.1177/0018720819868122
Shore, L. et al. (2019) ‘Exoscore: a design tool to evaluate factors associated with technology acceptance of soft lower limb exosuits by older adults’, Human Factors, 62(3), pp. 391–410. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1177/0018720819868122.
L. Shore et al., “Exoscore: a design tool to evaluate factors associated with technology acceptance of soft lower limb exosuits by older adults,” Human Factors, vol. 62, no. 3, pp. 391–410, 2019, doi: 10.1177/0018720819868122.
Shore, Linda, et al. “Exoscore: A Design Tool to Evaluate Factors Associated with Technology Acceptance of Soft Lower Limb Exosuits by Older Adults.” Human Factors, vol. 62, no. 3, 2019, pp. 391–410, https://doi.org/10.1177/0018720819868122.
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