Issues on Assistive Products from Developments to Social Acceptance: A Literature Review
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
Central 2, Umezono 1-1-1 Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8568, Japan
This paper reviews issues on assistive products that help persons with disability to participate in activities in society, with the goal of ensuring that as many such products as possible should be better accepted and used in society. We focus on information that relate to the process from product developments to social acceptance. We first describe three information-related issues (transfer, understanding, and quality). Then, we present an overview of the aspects of development and social acceptance of such assistive products. Finally, we consider information items we need to confirm to ensure their success.
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