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
-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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