Professor Arthanat teaches coursework in the occupational therapy program related to neurologically-based function and dysfunction, provision of assistive technology services, technology design for disability, and research engagement. His research interests include optimizing interaction of people with disabilities and assistive technology (AT) in wide ranging contexts, measuring outcomes of assistive technology interventions, usability testing of AT, and consumer product designs for persons with disabilities, cross-cultural models of disability, and community based rehabilitation. He has authored and presented many research papers highlighting his work in these interests. His clinical areas of expertise include neuro-rehabilitation and application of assistive technology including wheelchair seating and positioning, computer access, and information communication technology.
2007 Ph.D. Rehabilitation Science, University at Buffalo; 2004 Advanced Certificate in Assistive and Rehabilitation Technology, University at Buffalo; 1997 BS OT, Santosh College of Occupational Therapy, Dr. M.G.R University, Chennai, India
-Koester, H., & Arthanat, S. (2017). Effect of diagnosis, body site and experience on text entry rate of individuals with physical disabilities: a systematic review. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 1-11. doi: 10.1080/17483107.2017.1369588
-Koester, H., & Arthanat, S. (2017). Text entry rate of access interfaces used by people with physical disabilities: A systematic review. Assistive Technology, 3, 1-13.
-Arthanat, S., Elsaesser, L. J., & Bauer, S. (2017). A survey of assistive technology service providers in the USA. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 1-15.
-Arthanat, S., Lesner, K., & Sundar, V. (2016). An evaluation framework to measure usability of Assistive Technology at workplace: A demonstration study. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 44(2), 213-226.
-Arthanat, S., Curtin, C., & Kontak, D. (2015). An evaluation protocol for selection of educational technologies for students with developmental disabilities: A demonstration study using iPad apps. Journal of Occupational Therapy: Schools and Early Intervention, 8 (3), 236-255. 1.
-Vroman, K. G., Arthanat, S., & Lysack, C. (2015). “Who over 65 is online?” Older adults’ dispositions toward information communication technology. Computers in Human Behavior, 43, 156-166.
-Arthanat, S., Vroman, K., & Lysack C. (2014). A Home-Based Individualized Information Communication Technology Training Program for Older Adults: A Demonstration of Effectiveness and Value. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 16, 1-9.
-Mulligan, S., White, B. P., & Arthanat, S. (2014). An Examination of Occupation-Based, Client-Centered, Evidence-Based Occupational Therapy Practices in New Hampshire. OTJR: occupation, participation and health, 1-11.
-Simmons, C.D., Arthanat, S., & Macri, V. (2014). Pilot study: Computer-based virtual anatomical interactivity for rehabilitation of individuals with chronic acquired brain injury. J Rehabil Res Dev, 51(3):377-90. doi: 10.1682/JRRD.2013.05.0103.
-Bauer, S., Elsaesser, L. J., Scherer, M., Sax, C., & Arthanat, S. (2014). Promoting a standard for assistive technology service delivery. Technology and Disability, 26(1), 39-48.
-Arthanat, S., Curtin, C., & Kontak, D. (2013). Comparative Observations of Learning Engagement by Students With Developmental Disabilities Using an iPad and Computer: A Pilot Study. Assistive Technology, 25(4), 204-213.
-Arthanat, S., Simmons, C. D., & Favreau, M. (2012). Exploring occupational justice in consumer perspectives on assistive technology. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 79(5), 309-319.
-Arthanat, S., Curtin., C., & Kontak, D. Comparative observations of learning engagement by students with developmental disabilities using the iPad and computer: A pilot study. In press. Assistive Technology (UATY-2012-0420)
-Arthanat, S., Desmarias, J., & Eikelberg, P (2012). Consumer perspectives on the usability and value of the iBOT(®) wheelchair: findings from a case series. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 7 (2):153-67.
-Arthanat, S., Stone, V.I., & Usiak, D.J. (2010). Enabling products: Consumers with limited hand functions evaluate an automatic jar opener. Technology & Disability, 22 (3), 99-115.
-Bauer, S. M., Elsaesser, L., & Arthanat, S. (2011). An Assistive Technology Device Classification based upon the International Classification System of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 6(3), 243-259
-Arthanat, S., Wu, B., Bauer, S.M., Lenker, J.A., & Nochajski, S.M. (2009). Development of the Usability Scale for Assistive Technology-Wheeled Mobility: A Preliminary Psychometric Evaluation. Technology & Disability, 21 (3), 79-95
- Arthanat, S., Nochajski, S.M., Lenker, J.A., Bauer, S.M., & Wu, B (2009). Measuring Usability of Assistive Technology from a Multi-Contextual Perspective: The Case with Powered Wheelchairs. American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 63(6), 751-764.
- Arthanat, S., Bauer, S.M., Lenker, J.A., Nochajski, S.M., & Wu, B. (2007). Conceptualization and measurement of assistive technology usability. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 2(4), 235-248.
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