Design of hand-held remotes for older persons with impairments

William C. Mann, Kenneth Ottenbacher, Machiko R. Tomita, Susan Packard

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Abstract

To determine optimal design features of hand-held remote control devices for use by elderly persons with impairments, two prototype remotes for controlling a television were designed and built with large buttons and high color contrast between buttons and backgrounds. These remotes were tested by a group of 30 elders for speed, accuracy, and user satisfaction. Results indicated a significant difference among remotes in number of errors made, there was no significant difference among remotes in speed and finally, there was were significant differences in user satisfaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)140-146
Number of pages7
JournalAssistive Technology
Volume6
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

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Mann, W. C., Ottenbacher, K., Tomita, M. R., & Packard, S. (1994). Design of hand-held remotes for older persons with impairments. Assistive Technology, 6(2), 140-146.

Design of hand-held remotes for older persons with impairments. / Mann, William C.; Ottenbacher, Kenneth; Tomita, Machiko R.; Packard, Susan.

In: Assistive Technology, Vol. 6, No. 2, 1994, p. 140-146.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mann, WC, Ottenbacher, K, Tomita, MR & Packard, S 1994, 'Design of hand-held remotes for older persons with impairments', Assistive Technology, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 140-146.
Mann, William C. ; Ottenbacher, Kenneth ; Tomita, Machiko R. ; Packard, Susan. / Design of hand-held remotes for older persons with impairments. In: Assistive Technology. 1994 ; Vol. 6, No. 2. pp. 140-146.
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