The Interactive Usability Toolbox

As of today, an inadequate usability is a key limitation to the technology acceptance of wearable robotic devices. Let us help you tackle this issue! This platform is designed to support the development and evaluation of wearable robotics by improving the usability evaluation practice. We can help you to find and select user research methods and provide you with the basic knowledge about usability. A structured, well-balanced, and fair usability evaluation is crucial for successful user-centered design and acceptance of robotic technology.

Do you need help finding usability evaluation measures? The Toolbox Wizard is a unique tool to find measures for your specific context of use. Start now and specify your wearable robotics use case.

On our wiki page, we provide you with our terminological framework, introduce you to the topic of usability evaluation, and explain the logics behind the Interactive Usability Toolbox.

Do you have a measure in mind and want to know how it fits your context? Use our database to directly search for specific measures.

Help us with your own data! Make part of the community of 34 contributors around the world who have added 141 usability studies in our dataset. You can also send suggestions using our feedback page.

Want to cite this tool?

We published the design and evaluation of the Interactive Usability Toolbox in the Wearable Technologies journal, find the publication by Meyer & Tanczak et al. (2023) here

A patient using the Varileg exoskeleton with our team

Sharing knowledge from wearable robotics research

This website was developed by the Rehabilitation Engineering Laboratory (RELab) of ETH Zurich. The RELab is an interdisciplinary group with competences in mechanical and electrical engineering, movement science, psychology and neuroscience. This toolbox aims to share our knowledge and experience from over 10 years of involvement in wearable robotics development and research. On a daily basis, we apply user-centered design to make sure our technologies meet the target users needs.

A man with the Tenoexo hand prosthesis
A man testing wearable robotics