Development of Mobile Application based on ICF(International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health) for Provision of Assistive Devices for People with Disabilities

ICF를 활용한 효과적인 장애인 재활보조기기 신청 모바일 어플리케이션 개발

  • Jung, Bong-Keun (Department of Occupational Therapy, College of Medical Science, Soonchunhyang University) ;
  • Lee, Sung-A (Department of Occupational Therapy, College of Medical Science, Soonchunhyang University) ;
  • Min, Se-Dong (Department of Medical IT Engineering, College of Medical Science, Soonchunhyang University)
  • 정봉근 (순천향대학교 의료과학대학 작업치료학과) ;
  • 이성아 (순천향대학교 의료과학대학 작업치료학과) ;
  • 민세동 (순천향대학교 의료과학대학 의료IT공학과)
  • Received : 2013.11.27
  • Accepted : 2014.01.09
  • Published : 2014.01.31


This study is aimed to introduce the newly developed mobile application for effective provision of assistive devices for people with disabilities in South Korea. By combining of ICF code and ISO 9999 code, more effective way of searching user fit assistive device information and selecting appropriate assistive devices were possible. 10 people with visual impairment were recruited for an usability testing. For the data analysis, paired t-test were used and confidence interval was 95%. The result showed newly developed mobile application was more effective in comparison with on-line based assistive device information. The outcome of this study will enhance the provision of assistive devices for people with disabilities more effectively within better user understanding of their needs and compensate for their body function as well as environmental barriers.

본 연구에서는 국제기능장애건강분류체계인 ICF 코드와 국제표준위원회 재활보조기기 분류체계인 ISO 9999의 코드 매칭을 활용한 재활 보조기기 사용자 맞춤형 정보 지원 시스템 구축에 활용할 수 있는 모바일 어플리케이션과 시각장애인을 대상으로 한 사용성 평가를 조사하였다. 장애인의 일상생활에서의 어려움을 분석하여 기능을 보다 향상시키고 어려움을 경감시킬 수 있도록 개인적 특성과 기기의 장점을 서로 매칭시켜 주는 모바일 어플리케이션은 10명의 시각장애인을 대상으로 사용성 평가를 실시한 결과 본 연구에서 개발된 ICF 코드를 활용한 모바일 어플리케이션이 온라인 의 기존 재활보조기기 신청 방식보다 효과적인 것으로 나타났다. 결과 분석은 대응표본 t-검정을 수행하였으며 신뢰수준 95%를 기본값으로 하였다. 본 연구를 통해 도출된 프로토 타입 개발에 사용된 원천 기술은 온라인 클라우드 정보 기반 서비스로 확장할 수 있으며 관련 산업 및 시장의 활성화를 촉진 시킬 수 있을 것이다.


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