Assistive device design for animal needs in human society

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Abstract

This paper introduces the design and development of a new assistive wheeled product for handicapped dogs. The device is specifically targeted for a 5-year-old mastiff who lost one of his front legs due to a gunshot accident in California, U.S. This study involves research, design, and usability testing with a series of working prototypes on the dog. The significant challenges in collecting accurate data from the testing and process of the new product development will be illustrated through demonstrating the mobility, durability, safety, stability and comfortability of the device. After the efforts of diverse approaches and different product directions, a wheeled assistive device, similar to dog wheelchairs, has been invented by the industrial design team from The Design School at Arizona State University in the U.S.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Usability, User Experience, Wearable and Assistive Technology - Proceedings of the AHFE 2020 Virtual Conferences on Usability and User Experience, Human Factors and Assistive Technology, Human Factors and Wearable Technologies, and Virtual Environments and Game Design
EditorsTareq Ahram, Christianne Falcão
PublisherSpringer
Pages794-799
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783030518271
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes
EventAHFE Virtual Conference on Usability and User Experience, the Virtual Conference on Human Factors and Assistive Technology, the Virtual Conference on Human Factors and Wearable Technologies, and the Virtual Conference on Virtual Environments and Game Design, 2020 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Jul 16 2020Jul 20 2020

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume1217 AISC
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365

Conference

ConferenceAHFE Virtual Conference on Usability and User Experience, the Virtual Conference on Human Factors and Assistive Technology, the Virtual Conference on Human Factors and Wearable Technologies, and the Virtual Conference on Virtual Environments and Game Design, 2020
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period7/16/207/20/20

Keywords

  • Animal disability
  • Assistive device
  • Dog wheelchair
  • Handicapped dog
  • Product design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Shin, D. (2020). Assistive device design for animal needs in human society. In T. Ahram, & C. Falcão (Eds.), Advances in Usability, User Experience, Wearable and Assistive Technology - Proceedings of the AHFE 2020 Virtual Conferences on Usability and User Experience, Human Factors and Assistive Technology, Human Factors and Wearable Technologies, and Virtual Environments and Game Design (pp. 794-799). (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 1217 AISC). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-51828-8_105