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Remote observation of activity performance

Research Achievements

Remote observation of activity performance

Andrea Fairman developed a remote guidance and assessment in vocational task performance for persons with cognitive disabilities. The system, based upon motion technology, is trained to identify individual, discrete movements that make up the actions of a job-related activity. The remote system recognizes whether the actions are accurate and performed in the correct sequence. A pilot study is being conducted to determine if the remote observation of activity performance using motion based sensors (accelerometers) provides comparable information to direct observation as is commonly provided as part traditional job coaching found in vocational rehabilitation programs.