Roger O Smith

Roger O Smith
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee | UWM · Department of Occupational Science and Technology

PhD

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Publications (150)
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Motor imagery (MI) is arguably one of the most common brain-computer interface (BCI) paradigms. The decoding process, in many cases, involves the use of small amounts of data gathered over a period. The decoding performance might therefore be limited, due to the size of available data. Also, the non-stationarity of signals across sessions and subje...
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The wide use of motor imagery as a paradigm for brain-computer interfacing (BCI) points to its characteristic ability to generate discriminatory signals for communication and control. In recent times, deep learning techniques have increasingly been explored, in motor imagery decoding. While deep learning techniques are promising, a major challenge...
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Date Presented 04/02/2022 Consumer-driven apps can improve practice efficiencies. We are using participatory action research (PAR) with purposefully recruited six-person teams to engage in a look-think-act-reflect process over a 3-year project with HESTIA NextGen apps. PAR outcomes are catalytic to the development of taxonomy, processes, interventi...
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Date Presented 04/02/2022 OT programs are still missing a standardized assessment and a training protocol to teach and measure community accessibility. This study presents the preliminary results of an examination of students’ accessibility knowledge improvements across five different OT programs after completing a learning protocol that consists o...
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State-of-the-art techniques (SOTA) for motor imagery decoding have largely involved the use of common spatial patterns (CSP) and power spectral density (PSD), for feature extraction. Other frequency transforms, such as wavelets and empirical mode decomposition (EMD) have also been used but the aforementioned two have been the most popular. For clas...
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Finding barrier-free accessible path through the built environment is necessary for wheelchair users. Researchers have identified the effect of surface vibration on the health of wheelchair users and proposed various solutions to identify and annotate mobility barriers. However, the effects of surface-induced vibration on accessibility is yet to be...
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Research Objectives To test the feasibility of a hybrid web-based and mLearning protocol designed to train students to assess the accessibility of public buildings in the community. Design This multi-site randomized feasibility trial involved students engaging in the web-based learning module and public building evaluation using AccessTools app. S...
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America’s housing affordability crisis has had various indirect costs on health and safety among people living with disability. The skyrocketing housing prices have exponentially increased with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic leaving many people at risk for eviction after federal and local moratoriums providing protection during the pandemic exp...
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Date Presented Accepted for AOTA INSPIRE 2021 but unable to be presented due to online event limitations. The health and safety of OT clientele demand students' proficiency in a multitude of evaluation and intervention approaches. Subsequently, educators must use evidence-based instructional approaches to facilitate efficient high-quality learning....
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There is the need for enhanced processing techniques that aid the development of Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs), considering their wide use for communication and control. Several paradigms exist for developing BCIs. One of such is motor imagery (MI). MI-based BCIs have been implemented in a variety of ways. Key factors such as the device type, ta...
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Objective : The purpose of this study was to develop and establish the preliminary validity of the Restaurant Accessibility and Task Evaluation Information Tool (RATE-IT), an electronic survey for evaluating restaurant accessibility for people with disabilities. Methods : A multi-phase method was used to develop and validate the RATE-IT. The taxono...
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Purpose Comprehensive and efficient home safety assessments are needed to provide quality interventions for community living. This study explores early career and experienced home evaluator perspectives on content and usability of HESTIA, a home safety assessment app. Method Four early career and five experienced practitioners rated the HESTIA app...
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Purpose: This paper describes international actions to collaborate in the assistive technology (AT) arena and provides an update of programmes supporting AT globally. Methods: The World Health Organisation (WHO) identifies the severe global uneven distribution of resources, expertise and extensive unmet need for AT, as well the optimistic substanti...
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Aims: Develop a new pain assessment for youth with communication challenges. The Guard-Putzer Pain Assessment Domains (gPAD) mobile application (app) was designed and tested as a universally accessible way for youth, ages 7-12 years, with a developmental disability (DD) to express their pain experiences through self-report. Methods: A two-phase pro...
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For more than two decades the assistive technology outcomes literature has featured repeated calls for clinical research to demonstrate the impact of device recommendations, as well as substantial discussion of tools for measuring AT outcomes. Unfortunately, data are still not routinely collected in most AT service delivery settings, which undermin...
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Performance of many activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living involve technology, such as an electric toothbrush or a self-checkout register at the grocery store. Unfortunately, more than 60 million people with disabilities in the United States struggle to use these technologies because of inaccessible designs. Occupati...
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By adding accessibility metadata to an accessible archive, we were able to improve the user experience for all researchers.
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Visualizing differences in accessibility between medical devices can help consumers make more informed purchasing decisions.
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This paper is based on work from the Global Research, Innovation, and Education on Assistive Technology (GREAT) Summit that was coordinated by WHO’s Global Cooperation on Assistive Technology (GATE). The purpose of this paper is to describe the needs and opportunities embedded in the assistive product lifecycle as well as issues relating to the var...
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During the first 100 years of occupational therapy, the profession developed a remarkable practice and theory base. All along, technology was an active and core component of practice, but often technology was mentioned only as an adjunct component of therapy and as if it was a specialty. This lecture proposes a new foundational theory that places t...
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Objectives: We sought to define an occupational therapy intervention to promote medication management and to evaluate the acceptability and effectiveness of the intervention. Method: Nineteen adults with chronic health conditions and poor medication adherence participated in a two-group, blinded, randomized study. They received either an occupat...
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To the Editor In an Original Investigation in a recent issue of JAMA Internal Medicine, Dr Choudhry and colleagues¹ evaluated the effectiveness of 3 low-cost reminder devices on medication adherence. While the study¹ is highly rational when viewed from the medical model of disability, at its core this study is about the effectiveness of assistive t...
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We investigated the complex reasoning processes of professional home evaluators involved with home safety assessments. Twenty evaluators with varied professional training engaged in in-depth qualitative interviews. Two primary themes emerged: integrating expertise and tailoring interventions. Within these themes, evaluators expressed differences an...
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Date Presented 4/1/2017 Evidence-based apps require multifaceted decisions during development. We describe processes used in the development of HESTIA to mitigate bias, including integrating technology and home assessment literature, data from research findings, and iterative design between software and content experts. Primary Author and Speaker:...
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Occupational therapy practitioners enable clients to improve performance in everyday occupations. As health care reform precipitates changes across health care service organizations, occupational therapy professionals must seize the opportunity to apply their unique skills and perspective to meet the changing needs of clients and other stakeholders...
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Using mobile applications to condense available information about a built environment for accessibility rating.
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Current state of development of the Access Tools/Access Place project.
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Describes the methodology involved in developing an archive website for an occupational therapist that is accessible.
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OBJECTIVE. Many people with chronic health conditions fail to take their medications as prescribed, resulting in declines in health and function. The purpose of this study was to perform a Phase I feasibility study to understand whether an integrated occupational therapy intervention could help people with chronic health conditions improve their ad...
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Date Presented 4/8/2016 Fred Sammons’ research and clinical expertise resulted in one of the best-known assistive device companies. His outreach to consumers and academics brought standardization to self-care devices, improved access to treatment options, and advanced the occupational therapy profession. Primary Author and Speaker: Roger Smith Addi...
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Presentation describing the developing Fred Sammons Archive Project, an online assistive technology and history resource.
Conference Paper
Accessible structures and environments can mean the difference between an exemplary quality of life and a poor one for millions for Americans. However, determining accessibility of a particular built environment can be a difficult task - for any given environment, there are many types of measurements to be taken. Delivering the information to be co...
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One of the most time-consuming parts of determining the accessibility of a built environment is measuring distances within the environment. Each distance must be within a particular range in order to be deemed properly accessible. Measuring with traditional rulers and measuring tapes can be tedious, confusing, and difficult for those who want to ra...
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For those who have lost the ability to move their hand, going through repetitious motions with the assistance of a therapist is the main method of recovery. We have been developed a robotic assistive device to rehabilitate the hand motions in place of the traditional therapy. The developed assistive device (RAD-HR) is comprised of four degrees of f...
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Designing usable and understandable surveys for assessing the built environment.
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Use of AT as a means of intervention to support a client to participate in a desired occupation has always been an integral component of occupational therapy practice. Occupational therapy practitioners collaborate with the client and other professionals and use their understanding of a client's functioning, the task or occupation, and the environm...
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OBJECTIVE. Accreditation standards require entry-level occupational therapy students to understand, critique, and design research. However, the extent to which students should be embedded in research projects is unclear. The purpose of this study is to understand the benefits of student immersion in research on student learning and research quality...
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Methodical studies on Smart-shoe-based gait detection systems have become an influential constituent in decreasing elderly injuries due to fall. This paper proposes smartphone-based system for analyzing characteristics of gait by using a wireless Smart-shoe. The system employs four force sensitive resistors (FSR) to measure the pressure distributio...
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Date Presented 4/16/2015 Millions of Americans are struggling to correctly take their medications as prescribed, with unfortunate consequences. In this study, we describe how occupational therapists (OTs) are addressing medication management in day-to-day practice. Common barriers and opportunities for clinicians and researchers are discussed.
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Many businesses are inaccessible for individuals with disabilities. This is in part because a usable method of determining building accessibility is not available for business owners. Although a number of guidelines for accessibility exist, they can be difficult to understand. In this paper, we present Access Tools: a smartphone-based application t...
Poster
Exploring the usability guidelines of a smartphone application designed to determine built environment accessibility levels.