Mouthsticks - A Participatory Approach

  title={Mouthsticks - A Participatory Approach},
  author={Waltraud Ernst and Gerhard Nussbaum and Veronika M. Berger and Zoltan Major},
  journal={Studies in health technology and informatics},
Mouthsticks are quite an old kind of assistive technology (AT) but nevertheless they are up to now the Swiss army knives among AT. Unfortunately the popularity of mouthsticks massively decreased during the 1990s with the result that knowledge about how to produce good mouthsticks got lost and that there are hardly any adaptable mouthsticks available on the market. This paper discusses the development of a personalized mouthstick with the involvement of end users - people with severe physical… CONTINUE READING