Report on the Impact of a User-Centered Approach and Usability Studies for Designing Mobile and Context-Aware Cognitive Orthosis

  • Blandine Paccoud
  • David Pache
  • Hélène Pigot
  • Sylvain Giroux
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4541)


To foster the mobility of people with cognitive impairements, cognitive orthoses on mobile devices can have a major impact on patients and caregivers quality of life. But patient and caregivers must be implied in the process of design such orthoses. In this paper we describe an iterative process relying on a user-centered approach. On the one hand, it enabled to improve the design and usability of an existing mobile cognitive orthosis. On the other hand, it provide invaluable clues and hints to new context-aware features. Caregivers and patients were deeply involved in the process and two studies were conducted in a real setting with people with schizophrenia and people with head traumas.


Usability Study General Packet Radio Service Impaired People Cerebral Vascular Accident Activity Recall 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Blandine Paccoud
    • 1
  • David Pache
    • 1
  • Hélène Pigot
    • 1
  • Sylvain Giroux
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire DOMUS, université de Sherbrooke, QcCanada

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