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Tetra-Sport: Collaborative Sport Experiences for Individuals with Tetraplegia


Tetra-Ski in action. A main user (sitting in the ski chair) using a joystick to control Tetra-Ski. An instructor in the back with a wireless remote control collaborate with the operating Tetra-Ski


Ahmad setting up the sip-and-puff device for a Tetra-Sail participant
 
Tetra-Sport consists of two sports activities, adaptive skiing experience (Tetra-Ski), and adaptive sailing experience (Tetra-Sail). Both experiences utilize a collaborative control scheme (Shared-Control) between the user and the instructor. This control scheme allowed Individuals with tetraplegia to have a usable and accessible sport experience while maintaining high levels of independence and autonomy. Users have the option of using a joystick or a sip-and-puff for both experiences.

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Publications


Applying Ability-Based Design Principles to Adaptive Outdoor Activities


Ahmad Alsaleem, Ross Imburgia, Andrew Merryweather, Jeffrey Rosenbluth, Stephen K Trapp, Jason Wiese


Proceedings of the 2020 on Designing Interactive Systems Conference (DIS ’20), Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 2020


Experience is not Required: Designing a Sailing Experience for Individuals with Tetraplegia


Ahmad Alsaleem, Ross Imburgia, Andrew Merryweather, Roger Altizer, Jeffrey Rosenbluth, Stephen K Trapp, Jason Wiese


Proceedings of the 2020 on Designing Interactive Systems Conference (DIS ’20), Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 2020


Leveraging Shared Control to Empower People with Tetraplegia to Participate in Extreme Sports


Ahmad Alsaleem, Ross Imburgia, Mateo Godinez, Andrew Merryweather, Roger Altizer, Tamara Denning, Jeffery Rosenbluth, Stephen Trapp, Jason Wiese


assets, Conference on Computers and Accessibility, 2019 Sep 23, pp. 470-481