What is it about?

Recent advances in technology and rehabilitation have led to the development of new tools to asisit people with disabilities and improve their functioning and autonomy in their daily life. However, more than 50% of users abandon their new products because they are not sufficiently usable or do not consider the real needs of users. For these reasons, this study describes the development of a questionnaire for assessing the usability of assistive technologies, accessible to people with neurological diseases.

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Why is it important?

NATU is a reliable 10-item usability questionnaire that allows subjective and quick assessment of the usability of assistive technologies. For that reason, it is a reliable tool to help health professionals to prescribe AT in people with neurological diseases.


We would like the tool to be translated into many languages, thus it can help health care professionals to prescribe assistive technologies, and therefore people with neurological diseases who must wear or use assistive technologies be as adapted as possible to their needs. I encourage all healthcare professionals to use it! Download it for free at: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0281197#sec027

Maria Masbernat
Universitat de Lleida

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This page is a summary of: Developing an assistive technology usability questionnaire for people with neurological diseases, PLoS ONE, January 2023, PLOS,
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0281197.
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