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dc.contributor.authorKendall, E
dc.contributor.authorOh, S
dc.contributor.authorAmsters, D
dc.contributor.authorWhitehead, M
dc.contributor.authorHua, J
dc.contributor.authorRobinson, P
dc.contributor.authorPalipana, D
dc.contributor.authorGall, A
dc.contributor.authorCheung, Ming
dc.contributor.authorPotter, LE
dc.contributor.authorSmith, D
dc.contributor.authorLightfoot, B
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-11T04:05:26Z
dc.date.available2019-11-11T04:05:26Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn2075-4698
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/soc9040074
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/389031
dc.description.abstractSociety is currently facing unprecedented technological advances that simultaneously create opportunities and risks. Technology has the potential to revolutionize rehabilitation and redefine the way we think about disability. As more advanced technology becomes available, impairments and the environmental barriers that engender disability can be significantly mitigated. The opportunity to apply technology to rehabilitation following serious injuries or illnesses is becoming more evident. However, the translation of these innovations into practice remains limited and often inequitable. This situation is exacerbated by the fact that not all relevant parties are involved in the decision-making process. Our solution was to create a sociotechnical system, known as HabITec, where people with disabilities, practitioners, funders, researchers, designers and developers can work together and co-create new solutions. Sociotechnical thinking is collaborative, interdisciplinary, adaptive, problem-solving and focused on a shared set of goals. By applying a sociotechnical approach to the healthcare sector, we aimed to minimize the lag in translating new technologies into rehabilitation practice. This collaborative co-design process supports innovation and ensures that technological solutions are practical and meaningful, ethical, sustainable and contextualized. In this conceptual paper, we presented the HabITec model along with the empirical evidence and theories on which it has been built.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherMDPI AG
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom74:1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto74:12
dc.relation.ispartofissue4
dc.relation.ispartofjournalSocieties
dc.relation.ispartofvolume9
dc.subject.fieldofresearchDesign
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSociology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode3303
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4410
dc.titleHabITec: A Sociotechnical Space for Promoting the Application of Technology to Rehabilitation
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationKendall, E; Oh, S; Amsters, D; Whitehead, M; Hua, J; Robinson, P; Palipana, D; Gall, A; Cheung, M; Potter, LE; Smith, D; Lightfoot, B, HabITec: A Sociotechnical Space for Promoting the Application of Technology to Rehabilitation, Societies, 9 (4), pp. 74:1-74:12
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.date.updated2019-11-10T22:53:39Z
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gro.rights.copyright© 2019 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited
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gro.griffith.authorPalipana, Dinesh
gro.griffith.authorAmsters, Delena
gro.griffith.authorKendall, Elizabeth
gro.griffith.authorOh, Soo Y.
gro.griffith.authorCheung, Ming
gro.griffith.authorHua, Justin
gro.griffith.authorRobinson, Paul
gro.griffith.authorGall, Andrew T.
gro.griffith.authorPotter, Leigh Ellen C.
gro.griffith.authorSmith, Derek D.


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