Battery Tester for People with Physical and Mental DisabilitiesBy Story, Brandon H.; Baji, Ravi; RESNA 2001: Annual Conference Proceedings, Vol. 21, No. 1, pp. 397-399
Publication Date: June 2001
Paper discussing a battery-testing device developed for the Generations Tadpole Lending Library, which provides people with physical and mental disabilities with low-tech assistive technology devices and toys. The primary design criterion for the battery tester is simplicity in operation, since many of Tadpole's employees have mental or physical disabilities. The final design of the battery tester featured operation with the use of only one hand, and a small size, as to not pose a challenge for users with limited manual control. The indicators for usable and unusable batteries included voice output, a flashing indicator, and a tactile vibrating response. The battery-testing device was an improvement, but could not be used by all Tadpole employees. In order to accommodate all employees, a device would need to be developed that would only require the user to drop a battery in a hole.
Published by: Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) (Website:http://www.resna.org)
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number O14258