Sajay Arthanat

Phone: (603) 862-1625
Office: Occupational Therapy, Hewitt Hall Rm 111, Durham, NH 03824
Sajay Arthanat

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.


  • Ph.D., Rehabilitation Therapy, State University of New York at Buffalo
  • B.S., Occupational Therapy, Santosh College Occupational Therapy
  • C.A.G.S., Rehabilitation Therapy, State University of New York at Buffalo

Courses Taught

  • OT 444: Honor/Living & Doing with Tech
  • OT 730/830: Assist Tech for OccPerformance
  • OT 757/857: Mind Body Systems Adult Cond
  • OT 886: Engagement in Research

Selected Publications

Arthanat, S., Wilcox, J., & LaRoche, D. (2022). Smart home automation technology to support caring of individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia: an early intervention framework. DISABILITY AND REHABILITATION-ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY. doi:10.1080/17483107.2022.2125088

Song, Y., Begum, M., Arthanat, S., & LaRoche, D. P. (2022). Validation of Smartphone Accelerometry for the Evaluation of Sit-To-Stand Performance and Lower-Extremity Function in Older Adults. JOURNAL OF AGING AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, 30(1), 3-11. doi:10.1123/japa.2020-0428

Gosselin, L. R., & Arthanat, S. (2021). Reliability and validity of the usability scale for assistive technology for computer access: a preliminary study using video-based evaluation. ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY, 33(6), 350-356. doi:10.1080/10400435.2019.1661316

Rodakowski, J., Mroz, T. M., Ciro, C., Lysack, C. L., Womack, J. L., Chippendale, T., . . . Piersol, C. V. (2021). Stimulating Research to Enhance Aging in Place. OTJR-OCCUPATION PARTICIPATION AND HEALTH, 41(4), 268-274. doi:10.1177/15394492211022271

Elsaesser, L. -J., Arthanat, S., Bauer, S., Friesen, E., Inoue, T., & Steel, E. (2021). The Value Of Vocabulary Standards To Discuss At Outcomes And Impact. In ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY Vol. 33 (pp. 155). Retrieved from

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. doi:10.1016/j.chb.2014.10.018

Bauer, S. M., Elsaesser, L. -J., & Arthanat, S. (2011). Assistive technology device classification based upon the World Health Organization's, International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF).. Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol, 6(3), 243-259. doi:10.3109/17483107.2010.529631

Arthanat, S., Nochajski, S. M., Lenker, J. A., Bauer, S. M., & Wu, Y. W. B. (2009). Measuring Usability of Assistive Technology From a Multicontextual Perspective: The Case of Power Wheelchairs. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, 63(6), 751-764. doi:10.5014/ajot.63.6.751

Arthanat, S., Bauer, S. M., Lenker, J. A., Nochajski, S. M., & Wu, Y. W. B. (2007). Conceptualization and measurement of assistive technology usability.. Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol, 2(4), 235-248. doi:10.1080/17483100701343665

Arthanat, S., Nochajski, S. M., & Stone, J. (2004). The international classification of functioning, disability and health and its application to cognitive disorders. DISABILITY AND REHABILITATION, 26(4), 235-245. doi:10.1080/09638280310001644889

Most Cited Publications