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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