AT Observatory and ICF product suitability

The functional requirements that the user must meet in order to use the product are represented in a table in a simple and easy to understand way.

    2 Table presentation

    The requirements that the user must meet in order to use the product are presented in a two-column, multi-row table that includes the user's bodily functions. Each function is qualified with different levels according to the skill that is necessary to use the product:

    • Null. The user can use the product despite lacking that function. The table cell has a white background color.
    • Low. User can use the product with low skill level. The table cell has a light green background color.
    • Medium. The user can use the product with medium skill level. The table cell has a pink background color.
    • High. User can use the product with high skill level. The table cell has a dark red background color.
    •  - . The dash indicates that the function is irrelevant to the use of the product.
    Table 1 - Functional requirements
    The table shows the relevant functional requirements that the user must meet to use the product

    The columns of the table provide the following information: 1st functional capacity, 2nd skill level that the user has for that capacity

    Capacity Skill
    Auditory Null
    Visual Low
    Speech Medium
    Simple movements High
    Complex movements -
    Intellectual -
    Memory -

    3 Table presentation before 2021

    Before 2021, the suitability of the product was displayed in a table format following the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF).

    This help page also explains how the "International Classificationof Functioning, Disability and Health" (ICF) is used on the AT Observatory website, especially in the "Assistive Products Catalog" section. The use made of the ICF classification is limited, so the aid presented only covers the components used: "Body Functions and Body Structures" and "Activities and Participation". The two components are used with an operational classification scheme, to assess whether a product can be used by users:

    1. CAPABILITIES that a person must have to use the product (Functional requirements).
    2. DIFFICULTIES that the product allows to overcome to carry out the tasks that the user needs (Application scope).

    3.1 User functional requirements

    Example tables are shown.

    Table 1 - Functional requirements of physical disability
    Disability Functional description ICF code Qualifier Product use
    Physical Control of simple voluntary movements b7600.0 NO problem No problem to use the product
    Physical Control of simple voluntary movements b7600.1 MILD problem It is possible to use the product with a MILD level of difficulty in this functional description
    Physical Control of simple voluntary movements b7600.2 MODERATE problem It is possible to use the product with a MODERATE level of difficulty in this functional description
    Physical Control of simple voluntary movements b7600.3 SEVERE problem It is possible to use the product with a SEVERE level of difficulty in this functional description
    Physical Control of simple voluntary movements b7600.4 COMPLETE problem It is possible to use the product with a COMPLETE level of difficulty in this functional description
    Physical Control of complex voluntary movements b7601.0 NO problem No problem to use the product
    Physical Control of complex voluntary movements b7601.1 MILD problem It is possible to use the product with a MILD level of difficulty in this functional description
    Physical Control of complex voluntary movements b7601.2 MODERATE problem It is possible to use the product with a MODERATE level of difficulty in this functional description
    Physical Control of complex voluntary movements b7601.3 SEVERE problem It is possible to use the product with a SEVERE level of difficulty in this functional description
    Physical Control of complex voluntary movements b7601.4 COMPLETE problem It is possible to use the product with a COMPLETE level of difficulty in this functional description
    Table 2 - Functional requirements of visual disability
    Disability Functional description ICF code Qualifier Product use
    Visual Visual acuity functions b2100.0 NO problem No problem to use the product
    Visual Visual acuity functions b2100.1 MILD problem It is possible to use the product with a MILD level of difficulty in this functional description
    Visual Visual acuity functions b2100.2 MODERATE problem It is possible to use the product with a MODERATE level of difficulty in this functional description
    Visual Visual acuity functions b2100.3 SEVERE problem It is possible to use the product with a SEVERE level of difficulty in this functional description
    Visual Visual acuity functions b2100.4 COMPLETE problem It is possible to use the product with a COMPLETE level of difficulty in this functional description
    Visual Visual field functions b2101    
    Visual Quality of vision b2102    
    Visual Light sensitivity b21020    
    Visual Colour vision b21021    
    Visual Contrast sensitivity b21022    
    Visual Visual picture quality b21023    
    Table 3 - Functional requirements of auditory disability
    Disability Functional description ICF code Qualifier Product use
    Auditory Sound detection b2300.0 NO problem No problem to use the product
    Auditory Sound detection b2300.1 MILD problem It is possible to use the product with a MILD level of difficulty in this functional description
    Auditory Sound detection b2300.2 MODERATE problem It is possible to use the product with a MODERATE level of difficulty in this functional description
    Auditory Sound detection b2300.3 SEVERE problem It is possible to use the product with a SEVERE level of difficulty in this functional description
    Auditory Sound detection b2300.4 COMPLETE problem It is possible to use the product with a COMPLETE level of difficulty in this functional description
    Auditory Sound discrimination b2301    
    Auditory Localization of sound source b2302    
    Auditory Lateralization of sound b2303    
    Auditory Speech discrimination b2304    
    Table 4 - Functional requirements of speech disability
    Disability Functional description ICF code Qualifier Product use
    Speech Production of voice b3100.0 NO problem No problem to use the product
    Speech Production of voice b3100.1 MILD problem It is possible to use the product with a MILD level of difficulty in this functional description
    Speech Production of voice b3100.2 MODERATE problem It is possible to use the product with a MODERATE level of difficulty in this functional description
    Speech Production of voice b3100.3 SEVERE problem It is possible to use the product with a SEVERE level of difficulty in this functional description
    Speech Production of voice b3100.4 COMPLETE problem It is possible to use the product with a COMPLETE level of difficulty in this functional description
    Speech Quality of voice b3101    
    Speech Articulation functions b320    
    Speech Fluency of speech b3300    
    Speech Rhythm of speech b3301    
    Speech Speed of speech b3302    

    3.2 Application scope

     

    Table 5 - Application scope, product features - Mobility
    Functional description ICF code Qualifier Product function that solves the difficulty
    Lifting and carrying objects d430.0 NO problem [product feature]
    Lifting and carrying objects d430.1 MILD problem [product feature]
    Lifting and carrying objects d430.2 MODERATE problem [product feature]
    Lifting and carrying objects d430.3 SEVERE problem [product feature]
    Lifting and carrying objects d430.4 COMPLETE problem [product feature]
    Moving objects with lower extremities d435    
    Fine hand use d440    
    Picking up d4400    
    Grasping d4401    
    Manipulating d4402    
    Releasing d4403    
    Hand and arm use d445    
    Pulling d4450    
    Pushing d4451    
    Reaching d4452    
    Turning or twisting the hands or arms d4453    
    Carrying, moving and handling objects, other specified and unspecified d449    
           
    Table 6 - Application scope, product features - Purposeful sensory experiences
    Functional description ICF code Qualifier Product function that solves the difficulty
    Watching d110.0 NO problem [product feature]
    Watching d110.1 MILD problem [product feature]
    Watching d110.2 MODERATE problem [product feature]
    Watching d110.3 SEVERE problem [product feature]
    Watching d110.4 COMPLETE problem [product feature]
    Listening d115    
    Other purposeful sensing d120    
    Table 7 - Application scope, product features - Communicating - receiving
    Functional description ICF code Qualifier Product function that solves the difficulty
    Communicating with - receiving - spoken messages d310.0 NO problem [product feature]
    Communicating with - receiving - spoken messages d310.1 MILD problem [product feature]
    Communicating with - receiving - spoken messages d310.2 MODERATE problem [product feature]
    Communicating with - receiving - spoken messages d310.3 SEVERE problem [product feature]
    Communicating with - receiving - spoken messages d310.4 COMPLETE problem [product feature]
    Communicating with - receiving - nonverbal messages d315    
    Communicating with - receiving - formal sign language messages d320    
    Communicating with - receiving - written messages d325    
    Communicating - receiving, other specified and unspecified d329    
    Speaking d330    
    Producing nonverbal messages d335    
    Producing signs and symbols d3351    
    Producing drawings and photographs d3352    
    Producing messages in formal sign language d340    
    Writing messages d345    
    Communication - producing, other specified and unspecified d349    
    Conversation d350    
    Discussion d355    
    Using communication devices and techniques d360    
    Conversation and use of communication devices and techniques, other specified and unspecified d369    
    Table 8 - Application scope, product features - Products and technology
    Functional description ICF code Qualifier Product function that solves the difficulty
    General products and technology for communication e1250.0 NO problem [product feature]
    General products and technology for communication e1250.1 MILD problem [product feature]
    General products and technology for communication e1250.2 MODERATE problem [product feature]
    General products and technology for communication e1250.3 SEVERE problem [product feature]
    General products and technology for communication e1250.4 COMPLETE problem [product feature]
    Assistive products and technology for communication e1251    
    General products and technology for education e1300    
    Assistive products and technology for education e1301    
    General products and technology for employment e1350    
    Assistive products and technology for employment e1351    
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