Sajay Arthanat

Interim Department Chair, Occupational Therapy

Interim Department Chair of Occupational Therapy
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: Living & Doing with Technology
  • OT 730/830: Assist Tech for OccPerformance
  • OT 751: Mind Body Systems
  • OT 757/857: Mind Body Systems Adult Cond
  • OT 886: Engagement in Research

Selected Publications

Arthanat, S., Wilcox, J., & Macuch, M. (2019). Profiles and Predictors of Smart Home Technology Adoption by Older Adults. OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health, 39(4), 247-256. doi:10.1177/1539449218813906

Arthanat, S., Vroman, K. G., Lysack, C., & Grizzetti, J. (2019). Multi-stakeholder perspectives on information communication technology training for older adults: implications for teaching and learning. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 14(5), 453-461. doi:10.1080/17483107.2018.1493752

Koester, H. H., & Arthanat, S. (2018). The design, conduct, and reporting of research on text entry with alternative access interfaces: Recommendations from a systematic review. Technology and Disability, 30(3), 83-95. doi:10.3233/tad-180204

Koester, H. H., & Arthanat, S. (2018). Text entry rate of access interfaces used by people with physical disabilities: A systematic review. Assistive Technology, 30(3), 151-163. doi:10.1080/10400435.2017.1291544

Koester, H. H., & Arthanat, S. (2018). Effect of diagnosis, body site and experience on text entry rate of individuals with physical disabilities: a systematic review. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 13(3), 312-322. doi:10.1080/17483107.2017.1369588

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). Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 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. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 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