Development of the maximum-streak measure for evaluating the suitability of non-handheld devices in cognitive tests of Physically and Neurologically Impaired(PNI) children

AUSTEN W., RAINER, and FARSHID, AMIRABDOLLAHIAN and HOCK C, . GAN and RAY J., FRANK and ROB, SHARP (2014) Development of the maximum-streak measure for evaluating the suitability of non-handheld devices in cognitive tests of Physically and Neurologically Impaired(PNI) children. In: International Conference on Advances In Computing, Electronics and Electrical Technology CEET 2014, 02 - 03 August, 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Abstract

This study examines an objective measure for discriminating between different degrees of performance in a child’s use of multiple non-hand-held devices when undertaking a simple competence test: the maximum streak of successfully, making a binary (YES / NO) response in the test. The paper reports encouraging results for the maximum consecutive success (streak) measure in its ability to inform on device suitability for a particular child. Our results show that different devices influence success streak, while performance of children vary when using different devices, based on severity of impairment. While this is in line with our main hypothesis, that a suitable match between device and impairment is necessary, our results provide a first candidate measure that can be potentially useful to personalizing a device to a particular user and his/her capabilities.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: — disabled children, non-hand held device, motorskill test, cognitive test, streak
Depositing User: Mr. John Steve
Date Deposited: 27 May 2019 12:12
Last Modified: 27 May 2019 12:12
URI: http://publications.theired.org/id/eprint/2789

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