What is it about?

People with disabilities can have many difficulties to control equipment like TV, fan, light. This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of a smart environment controlled through infrared oculography by people with severe motor disabilities. The participantes were evaluate and used the system in their domestic environment for a week. Afterwards, they were reevaluated with regards to occupational performance, satisfaction with the use, psychosocial impact and usability of the system.

Featured Image

Why is it important?

Participants who used the system showed better occupational performance and satisfaction with performance. In addition, the psychosocial impact was close to the maximum, satisfaction with the system was well evaluated and the usability was considered good.


This study provided a wide evaluation of equipment that aims to allow greater independence for people with severe motor disabilities, from the point of view of its operation and usability, as well as the benefits it provided to the people who used it. For professionals, this study highlights the importance of a good evaluation for the prescription and development of AT resources, avoiding abandonment or non-use.

Mariana Midori Sime
Universidade Federal do Espirito Santo

Read the Original

This page is a summary of: Usability, occupational performance and satisfaction evaluation of a smart environment controlled by infrared oculography by people with severe motor disabilities, PLoS ONE, August 2021, PLOS,
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0256062.
You can read the full text:

Open access logo


The following have contributed to this page