The purpose of this study is to better understand how smart adaptive clothing and e-textiles can offer smart solutions to people with disabilities (PWD) to the challenges they face in independent living and health monitoring. PWD benefit when they are able to independently complete their activities of daily living and closely monitor their own health. The clothing that they wear can greatly contribute to independence and control of their environment. Smart clothing has the potential to help in two significant ways: 1) through increasing independence in dressing and 2) through improving PWD’s ability to monitor their own health.
In this study you will participate in an online workshop imagining the future of smart clothing for accessibility.
This is a 2-hour online study. You will be asked to participate in a workshop using Zoom and an online whiteboard software (Miro). This study will be video recorded.
To participate in this study you must:
- Be a registered occupational therapist
- Be comfortable using computers to access the internet
- Be at least 18 years old
- Comfortable in the English language
Participants will be compensated with a $25 CAD Amazon Gift Card
This study has been cleared by the Carleton University Research Ethics Board B Clearance # 115731
Please contact the researcher, Sarah Moore, for more details on this study at firstname.lastname@example.org