||Development of a Computer Pointing Operation Assessment Program and Usability Test with a Commercial Mouse and Assistive Devices: Case-series of Clinical Trial for Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis
||(Seoyoon Heo) ; (Seungwoo Ahn) ; (Wansuk Choi)
|| Computer mouse tasks; Assistive technology; Rheumatoid; Computing assessment
||Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is inflammation of tissue and muscles around joints.
Rheumatoid patients generally make up much of the computer-related work, but they lack evaluation tools to assess usability, which are rare for specialized computing and other input systems developed for this purpose. In this paper, computerized pointing and scrolling tasks were developed for patients with RA using C++ from MFC (Microsoft® Foundation Class Library).
Those were organized for Parallax Scrolling Design and Single Page Design of web pages which have been actively used in Korea. Two RA patients, one male and one female, were examined three times a day, 10 minutes each time for one week to determine the actual usability. The results showed a higher success rate in most tasks except for the pointing tags of female patients. This study developed an assessment program that can evaluate the capabilities regarding the computing input devices, focusing on evaluating mouse operational capability. Therefore, the computer input device proficiency of people with physical limitations, such as RA, could be examined.