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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

Abstract

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.