User Acceptance of a Therapeutic System that Enables Hand Training Exercises in a Motivating Environment
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In this study, a wearable soft-robotic glove that is connected to a computer with therapeutic software to train hand function (the ironHand therapeutic system, iH TS) is introduced. This study explored usability of the iH TS after first use without receiving instructions from researchers. The results on the System Usability Scale (SUS) are promising for acceptance of the iH TS in daily life (mean SUS score = 66.4). More research is needed to determine user acceptance and the effects of the therapeutic hand exercises after a longer acquaintance period.
KeywordsComputer Game Usability Test Hand Function User Acceptance Robotic Device
We would like to thank our project partners: Hocoma AG and Bioservo Technologies AB for the provided systems and support during the study.
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