Control of virtual environments for young people with learning difficulties

LANNEN, T., BROWN, D. and POWELL, H., 2002. Control of virtual environments for young people with learning difficulties. Disability and Rehabilitation, 24 (1112), pp. 578-586. ISSN 0963-8288; 1464-5165

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Abstract

Purpose: The objective of this research is to identify the requirements for the selection or development of usable virtual environment (VE) interface devices for young people with learning disabilities. Method: a user-centred design methodology was employed, to produce a design specification for usable VE interface devices. Details of the users' cognitive, physical and perceptual abilities were obtained through observation and normative assessment tests. Conclusions : A review of computer interface technology, including virtual reality and assistive devices, was conducted. As there were no devices identified that met all the requirements of the design specification, it was concluded that there is a need for the design and development of new concepts. Future research will involve concept and prototype development and user-based evaluation of the prototypes.

Item Type: Journal article
Description: This is an electronic version of an article published in LANNEN, T., BROWN, D. and POWELL, H., 2002. Control of virtual environments for young people with learning difficulties. Disability and Rehabilitation, 24 (11-12), pp. 578-586. Disability and Rehabilitation is available online at informaworldTM: http://informahealthcare.com/dre
Publication Title: Disability and Rehabilitation
Creators: Lannen, T., Brown, D. and Powell, H.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Informa Healthcare)
Place of Publication: Abingdon
Date: 2002
Volume: 24
Number: 1112
ISSN: 0963-8288; 1464-5165
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1080/09638280110111342DOI
Rights: © 2002 Taylor & Francis
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 09:52
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:13
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/4165

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