Sajay Arthanat

Sajay Arthanat

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

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.

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


  • 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

Research Interests

  • Assistive Technology (Disabled)
  • Robotics
  • Virtual Reality
  • Aging in Place
  • Health Monitoring Technology/Devices
  • Mobile Health (mHealth)
  • Wearable Technology

Selected Publications

  • Arthanat, S., Rossignol, H., Preble, E., Grimm, K., Corvini, M., Wilcox, J., . . . Doyle, M. (2024). Perspectives on a telepresence robot at an independent living facility: lessons learned and implications. Journal of Enabling Technologies, 18(1), 1-12. doi:10.1108/jet-05-2023-0014

  • 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

  • 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