Aspects of human factors engineering in home telemedicine and telerehabilitation systems

Telemed J. 1999 Summer;5(2):169-75. doi: 10.1089/107830299312131.


Human factors engineering and system design are critical elements in the newly developing field of telerehabilitation. Telerehabilitation is the remote delivery of rehabilitative services such as monitoring, training, and long-term care of persons with disabilities using telecommunications technology. This paper describes projects at the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) on Telerehabilitation in the context of three conceptual models: telecounseling and training, telemonitoring and assessment, and teletherapy. Issues pertaining to human factors engineering design are identified, and ongoing challenges are discussed.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • District of Columbia
  • Ergonomics*
  • Humans
  • Models, Theoretical
  • Rehabilitation*
  • Telemedicine*