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dc.contributor.authorJoseph, Siny
dc.contributor.authorNamboodiri, Vinod
dc.identifier.citationJoseph S., Namboodiri V. (2020) Assessment of Economic Value of Assistive Technologies Through Quality-Adjusted Work-Life Years (QAWLY). In: Miesenberger K., Manduchi R., Covarrubias Rodriguez M., Peňáz P. (eds) Computers Helping People with Special Needs. ICCHP 2020. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 12377. Springer, Chamen_US
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dc.description.abstractAssistive technologies (ATs) are commonly used to improve the quality of life of persons with disabilities. While their utility to a person is usually clear, their cost-effectiveness or economic value is often unclear. There are no tools for specifically assessing the cost-effectiveness of an AT. Such cost effectiveness analysis is often important in workplace contexts where an employer or other agencies are responsible for providing accommodations. In this paper a tool called Quality-Adjusted Work-Life Years (QAWLY) is introduced to measure how cost-effectiveness of AT can be assessed including considerations of extended work-life and improved quality/productivity at work. Case studies are presented that showcase how QAWLY can be used to provide economic data points to be used for decision making involving AT.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Science Foundation (#1951864)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesLecture Notes in Computer Science;v.12377
dc.subjectAssistive technologyen_US
dc.subjectEconomic valueen_US
dc.titleAssessment of economic value of assistive technologies through quality-adjusted work-life years (qawly)en_US
dc.typeConference paperen_US
dc.rights.holder© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020en_US

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