Evaluating the Usability of an Automated Transport and Retrieval System

Authors: Whittington, P., Dogan, H. and Phalp, K.

Start date: 11 February 2015

This data was imported from DBLP:

Authors: Whittington, P., Dogan, H. and Phalp, K.

Editors: Benavente-Peces, C., Paillet, O. and Ahrens, A.

http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/mostRecentIssue.jsp?punumber=7480697

Journal: PECCS

Pages: 59-66

Publisher: SciTePress

ISBN: 978-989-758-084-0

This data was imported from Scopus:

Authors: Whittington, P., Dogan, H. and Phalp, K.

Journal: PECCS 2015 - 5th International Conference on Pervasive and Embedded Computing and Communication Systems, Proceedings

Pages: 59-66

ISBN: 9789897580840

The Automated Transport and Retrieval System (ATRS) is a technically advanced system that enables a powered wheelchair (powerchair) to autonomously dock onto a platform lift of a vehicle using an automated tailgate and a motorised driver's seat. The proposed prototype, SmartATRS, is an example of pervasive computing that considerably improves the usability of ATRS. Two contributions have been made to ATRS: an improved System Architecture incorporating a relay board with an embedded web server that interfaces with the smartphone and ATRS, and an evaluation of the usability of SmartATRS using the System Usability Scale (SUS) and NASA Task Load Index (NASA TLX). The contributions address weaknesses in the usability of ATRS where small wireless keyfobs are used to control the lift, tailgate and seat. The proposed SmartATRS contains large informative buttons, increased safety features, a choice of interaction methods and easy configuration. This research is the first stage towards a "SmartPowerchair", where pervasive computing technologies would be integrated into the powerchair to help further improve the lifestyle of disabled users.

This data was imported from Web of Science (Lite):

Authors: Whittington, P., Dogan, H., Phalp, K. and IEEE

Journal: PECCS 2015 Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Pervasive and Embedded Computing and Communication Systems

Pages: 59-66

The data on this page was last updated at 04:53 on December 15, 2018.