As technology advances, the problem nowadays has been shifted to the improvement and measurement of the quality of life of each individual even when he/she is facing disability conditions. AT can be effectively used as a mean to improve the independent living of a person facing physical limitations and thus, it is closely related to the quality of life. The purpose of this study was to develop a scale called PYTHEIA. This is a self-reported tool for the assessment of rehabilitation and assistive robotics and other AT devices. According to the results presented, PYTHEIA is a valid and reliable scale able to be applied to different groups for the evaluation of various assistive technology devices.
Koumpouros, Yiannis, Effie Papageorgiou, Alexandra Karavasili, and Foteini Koureta. "PYTHEIA: A scale for assessing rehabilitation and assistive robotics." World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, International Journal of Medical, Health, Biomedical, Bioengineering and Pharmaceutical Engineering 10, no. 11 (2016): 522-526.