Tricks and treats: designing technology to support mobility assistance dogs

Robinson, Charlotte, Brule, Emeline, Jackson, James, Torjussen, Alice, Kybett, Joshua and Appshaw, Tom (2020) Tricks and treats: designing technology to support mobility assistance dogs. Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Hawaiʻi, USA, April 25-30 2020. Published in: CHI '20: Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. 1-14. Association for Computing Machinery ISBN 9781450367080

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Abstract

Assistance dogs are a key intervention to support the autonomy of people with tetraplegia. Previous research on assistive technologies have investigated ways to, ultimately, replace their labour using technology, for instance through the design of smart home environments. However, both the disability studies literature and our interviews suggest there is an immediate need to support these relationships, both in terms of training and bonding. Through a case study of an accessible dog treats dispenser, we investigate a technological intervention responding to these needs, detailing an appropriate design methodology and contributing insights into user requirements and preferences.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
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Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2020 10:41
Last Modified: 28 May 2020 09:48
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/90296

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