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: Honors/Living & Doing w/ Tech
  • OT 730: Assist Tech for OccPerformance
  • OT 751: Mind Body Systems
  • OT 851: Mind Body Systems
  • OT 886: Engagement in Research

Selected Publications

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

Arthanat, S., Elsaesser, L. -J., & Bauer, S. (2017). A survey of assistive technology service providers in the USA. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 12(8), 789-800. doi:10.1080/17483107.2016.1265015

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. doi:10.3233/jvr-150792

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, & Early Intervention, 8(3), 236-255. doi:10.1080/19411243.2015.1077771

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

Arthanat, S., Curtin, C., & Knotak, 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. doi:10.1080/10400435.2012.761293

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. doi:10.2182/cjot.2012.79.5.7

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

Most Cited Publications