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Title: Participatory Development: Importance of Primary Market Research in Identifying Market Trends
Author: James A Leahy
Published: 2005
Publication: Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America's (RESNA) Conference, June 2005

 This paper illustrates the importance of involving end consumers in product design, the need for directing open ended questions to those involved consumers, and the importance of having the product developer maintain awareness of technology developments in ancillary products or services.  The product development case described in this paper is from the Participatory Development (PD) project of the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Technology Transfer (T2 RERC).

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