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THE VISIMP PORTABLE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED INDIVIDUALS - DEVELOPMENT AND FEASIBILITY STUDY OF AN ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

MANUEL B. GARCIA, NINO U. PILUETA.

Abstract
From undesirable health outcomes and poor quality of life to restricted self-care activities and communication barriers, visual impairment is a
disorder that needs to be addressed. Like any other medical condition, it is a potential recipient of a technology-based solution to compensate, at
least in part, for the given functional limitations. In recognition of the complex challenges brought by visual impairment, this study proposed to
develop a communication device called VISIMP and explore its feasibility with the aid of three visually impaired people (with one selected family
member each), and two healthcare professionals in a 4-week feasibility study. By utilizing a mixed-method study approach, both quantitative and
qualitative data were collected via an informal interview, task performance, and survey based on the factors influencing assistive technology
adoption. VISIMP development lifecycle is also grounded on a framework for building assistive technology. After a series of testing and evaluation,
study participants labelled VISIMP communications device as a promising assistive technology that poses great potential to support visually
impaired individuals in their day-to-day lives.

Key words: Portable Device, Communications Device, Visual Impairment, Assistive Technology, Feasibility Study


 
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MANUEL B. GARCIA, NINO U. PILUETA. THE VISIMP PORTABLE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED INDIVIDUALS - DEVELOPMENT AND FEASIBILITY STUDY OF AN ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY. JCR. 2020; 7(15): 511-516. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.15.71


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MANUEL B. GARCIA, NINO U. PILUETA. THE VISIMP PORTABLE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED INDIVIDUALS - DEVELOPMENT AND FEASIBILITY STUDY OF AN ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY. http://www.jcreview.com/?mno=119800 [Access: June 29, 2020]. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.15.71


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MANUEL B. GARCIA, NINO U. PILUETA. THE VISIMP PORTABLE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED INDIVIDUALS - DEVELOPMENT AND FEASIBILITY STUDY OF AN ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY. JCR. 2020; 7(15): 511-516. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.15.71



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MANUEL B. GARCIA, NINO U. PILUETA. THE VISIMP PORTABLE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED INDIVIDUALS - DEVELOPMENT AND FEASIBILITY STUDY OF AN ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY. JCR. (2020), [cited June 29, 2020]; 7(15): 511-516. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.15.71



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MANUEL B. GARCIA, NINO U. PILUETA (2020) THE VISIMP PORTABLE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED INDIVIDUALS - DEVELOPMENT AND FEASIBILITY STUDY OF AN ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY. JCR, 7 (15), 511-516. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.15.71



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MANUEL B. GARCIA, NINO U. PILUETA. 2020. THE VISIMP PORTABLE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED INDIVIDUALS - DEVELOPMENT AND FEASIBILITY STUDY OF AN ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (15), 511-516. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.15.71



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MANUEL B. GARCIA, NINO U. PILUETA. "THE VISIMP PORTABLE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED INDIVIDUALS - DEVELOPMENT AND FEASIBILITY STUDY OF AN ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY." Journal of Critical Reviews 7 (2020), 511-516. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.15.71



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MANUEL B. GARCIA, NINO U. PILUETA. "THE VISIMP PORTABLE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED INDIVIDUALS - DEVELOPMENT AND FEASIBILITY STUDY OF AN ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY." Journal of Critical Reviews 7.15 (2020), 511-516. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.15.71



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MANUEL B. GARCIA, NINO U. PILUETA (2020) THE VISIMP PORTABLE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED INDIVIDUALS - DEVELOPMENT AND FEASIBILITY STUDY OF AN ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (15), 511-516. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.15.71





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