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ERIC Number: EJ854680
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0891-4222
A New Movement Detector to Enable People with Multiple Disabilities to Control Environmental Stimulation with Hand Swing through a Commercial Mouse
Shih, Ching-Hsiang; Shih, Ching-Tien
Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v30 n6 p1196-1202 Nov-Dec 2009
This study assessed whether two persons with profound multiple disabilities would be able to control environmental stimulation using hand swing and a standard mouse with a newly developed mouse driver (i.e. a new mouse driver replaces standard mouse driver, and turns a mouse into a precise two-dimensional motion detector). The study was performed according to an ABAB design and included a 2-month post-intervention check. Data showed that both participants significantly increased their target response (hand swing) to activate the control system to produce environmental stimulation during the B (intervention) phases. This performance was maintained at the post-intervention check. Practical and developmental implications of the findings were discussed. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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