Submitted to International Journal of Rehabilitation Research
FORTH-ICS / TR-106 December 1993
Rehabilitation (Assistive) Technology product
taxonomy: A conceptual tool for analysing
products and extracting demand determinants
N. Vernardakis, C. Stephanidis, D. Akoumianakis
This paper proposes and describes a conceptual tool, namely the Rehabilitation (Assistive) Technology (RT) product taxonomy, as a framework for analysing Rehabilitation Technology products and extracting demand determinants. The ultimate objective of this work is to provide demand and supply related actors with a meaningful tool for identifying and focusing on specific aspects, which may be directly or indirectly related to existing or new products, so that demand and consumption allocation decisions can be targeted, evaluated and/or predicted.