I study accessibility, wearable technology, and build assistive technologies. As an accessibility and human-computer interaction researcher, I explore how technology can be used to support empowerment and independence. My research has focused on understanding user needs and designing technology systems that enhance and leverage the full potential of users with diverse abilities. While I spend a majority of my time on assistive technologies, I am also interested in web development, user experience, and physical computing.
Carrington, P., Hurst, A., and Kane, S.K. (2014) Wearables and Chairables: Inclusive Design of Mobile Input and Output Techniques for Power Wheelchair Users. Proceedings of ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2014). ACM. Best Paper Honorable Mention (Top 5%)
Carrington, P., Hurst, A., and Kane, S.K. (2014) The Gest-Rest: A Pressure-Sensitive Chairable Input Pad for Power Wheelchair Armrests. Proceedings of the 16th international ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS 2014). ACM.
Accessible Wearables for Adaptive Sports
Carrington, P., Ketter, D., and Hurst, A. (2017) Understanding Fatigue and Stamina Management Opportunities and Challenges in Wheelchair Basketball. Proceedings of the 19th international ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility. (ASSETS 2017). ACM.
Carrington, P., Chang, K., Mentis, H., and Hurst, A. (2015) "But I don't take steps": Examining the Inaccessibility of Fitness devices for Wheelchair Athletes. Proceedings of the 17th international ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility. (ASSETS 2015). ACM.
Other Projects and Publications
Carrington, P., Hosmer, S., Yeh, T., Hurst, A., and Kane, S.K. (2015) "Like This, But Better": Supporting Novices' Design and Fabrication of 3D Models Using Existing Objects. Proceedings of iConference 2015.
Carrington, P., Kuber, R., Anthony, L., Hurst, A., and Prasad, S. (2012) Developing an interface to support procedural memory training using a participatory-based approach. In Proceedings of the 26th Annual BCS Interaction Specialist Group Conference on People and Computers (BCS-HCI '12). British Computer Society, Swinton, UK, UK, 333-338.
- Anthony, L., Carrington, P., Chu, P., Kidd, C., Lai, J., and Sears, A. (2011) Gesture Dynamics: Features Sensitive to Task Difficulty and Correlated with Physiological Sensors. In Proceedings of ICMI MMCogEmS 2011.