Stefano Federici, Fabrizio Corradi, Maria Laura Mele, Klaus Miesenberger,
"From cognitive ergonomist to psychotechnologist: a new professional profile in a multidisciplinary team in a centre for technical aids"
, in Gelderblom; Soede; Adriaens; Miesenberger: Everyday Technology for Independence and Care, Serie Assistive Technology Research Series, Vol. 29, IOS Press, Amsterdam, Seite(n) 1178-1184, 8-2011, ISBN: 9781607508137
From cognitive ergonomist to psychotechnologist: a new professional profile in a multidisciplinary team in a centre for technical aids
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Everyday Technology for Independence and Care
Abstract. The aim of this work is to introduce the professional figure of the psychotechnologist, with particular reference to the specific contexts of application of the assistive technology assignation process in a centre for technical aids. The main differences between the role of psychotechnologists and the professional figures of cognitive ergonomists and clinical psychologists in a multidisciplinary team for assistive solution assignation are described. Psychotechnology is any ?technology that emulates, extends, amplifies and modifies sensory-motor, psychological or cognitive functions of the mind? [6, 20]. This definition highlights both the intrasystemic relation between any technology and the user and the interactive role of any artefact within the interaction process. In this perspective, the role of the psychotechnologist in a centre for technical aids is to analyse and evaluate the components emerging from the dynamic relation between user and technology in order to facilitate better autonomy, interaction and participation for people with disabilities.