Accessibility, Usability, and Design of Wearables and Wirelessly Connected Devices

The NIDILRR-funded Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Wireless Inclusive Technologies (Wireless RERC) (90RE5025) has published a brief, Accessibility, Usability, and Design of Wearables and Wirelessly Connected Devices (PDF). The brief draws on findings from a review of representative applications and examples of currently available wearable and connected technologies. The brief explores the potential impact of inclusive design principles on future device development which can enhance accessibility, increase independence and community participation of people with disabilities, and support a more inclusive society.