Development of assistance systems for user groups with specific handicaps – a challenge for the ergonomic design process
The goal to develop an assistance system for handicapped users with several impairments was successfully achieved. The design process as a whole lifecycle with iterative processes was shortened by several reasons. But this newly applied design process with underlying design rules given from mechatronic and biomedical products results into a usable system for the targeted groups as well as for other potential users. The main components of the design process were an intensive task analysis and determining of user profiles and user requirements.