IoT and Special Needs Users

Examine IoT systems and how they may assist people with special needs. Special needs individuals is a broad term that could encompass a wide variety of individuals ranging from those who are deaf/hard of hearing, have vision issues, or have other different abilities that will affect how they use computing devices.

Part A)

You should begin by reading the work by Ferati et al. that discusses requirements gathering for users with special needs. For this first part of this assignment, you will take a position  on the arguments made in this paper, and examine the following:

  • What position does the paper take? What are some of the primary arguments they are making, and what reasons do they have for backing up these claims?
  • Do you agree with the position taken in this paper? Use external sources to back up your argument.
  • How could the paper be improved? How could you expand upon this work? 

This assignment will serve to help acclimate you to some of the challenges faced by special needs computing users.

Part B)

For the second part of this week’s assignment, you should propose a new way in which IoT devices can help a group of users with special needs. Your  proposal should include:

  • What group(s) of special needs users do you intend to target? Define the group(s) and the challenges encountered by the group(s).
  • How will the IoT device assist this special needs group?
  • Demonstrate a development plan. How will you accomplish your goals?
  • What risks will you encounter, and how will you overcome them?
  • How will you measure the effectiveness of this proposal?

Be sure to include external references (at least 5) to support your proposal. 

Lengths: Position paper: 2-3 pages; New IoT proposal: 1-2 pages; Total: 3-5 pages, not including title page and references

Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards. Be sure to adhere to Northcentral  University’s Academic Integrity Policy.