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  • Lisa K. Kenyon, John P. Farris, Cailee Gallagher, Lyndsay Hammond, Lauren M. Webster & Naomi J. Aldrich (2016) Power Mobility Training for Young Children with Multiple, Severe Impairments: A Case Series, Physical & Occupational Therapy In Pediatrics, 37:1, 19-34, DOI: 10.3109/01942638.2015.1108380
  • Livingstone, R. and Paleg, G. (2014), Practice considerations for the introduction and use of power mobility for children. Dev Med Child Neurol, 56: 210-221. doi:10.1111/dmcn.12245
  • Sarah McGarry, Lois Moir & Sonya Girdler (2012) The Smart Wheelchair: is it an appropriate mobility training tool for children with physical disabilities?, Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 7:5, 372-380, DOI: 10.3109/17483107.2011.637283 
  • Durkin, J., Nilsson, L., Nisbet, P., Wang, R. (2010) Empowering Children and Adults with Cognitive Disabilities to Learn Skills for Powered Mobility: Principles, Evidence and Recommendations. Proceedings 4th International Interdisciplinary Conference on Posture and Wheeled Mobility. Glasgow 7-9 June 2010. http://www.mobility2010.org/
  • Nisbet, P.D. (2002) Assessment and Training of Children for Powered Mobility in the UK. Technology & Disability 14 (2002). 173–182. IOS Press. ISSN 1055-4181/02.
  • Nisbet, P.D. (2002) Who’s intelligent? Wheelchair, driver or both?  Proc. IEEE Conference on Control Applications, Glasgow. CCA02-INV0401. ISBN 0-7803-7386-3.
  • Nisbet, P.D. (2002) The Smart System. Proc. Powered Mobility for Younger Children, Whizz Kidz Conference, London, 13-14 Nov. 2000. Whizz Kidz. ISBN 0 9542511 0 5.
  • Nisbet, P.D. (2001) Assessment and Training of Children for Powered Mobility. Proc. RAATE 2001 Conference, 5-6 Nov. 2001, Brmingham. Pub. CORE, Kings’ College, London.
  • Nisbet, P.D., (2000) The ‘Smart’ Wheelchair, Journal of Intelligent Mobility. Pub PCR, Fareham, Vol. 3 ISSN 1472-7633
  • Nisbet, P.D. (1998) Putting the pieces of communication aids and powered mobility together. Proc. 8th Biennial Conference of ISAAC (International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication), August, Dublin. pp. 393-394
  • Nisbet, P.D. (1996)  Integrating Assistive Technologies:  Current Practices and Future Possibilities. Medical Engineering & Physics.  Vol. 18, No. 3, pp. 193-202, 1996.  Butterworth-Heinmann Oxford.
  • Nisbet, P.D., Craig, J., Odor, J.P., Aitken, S. (1996)  ‘Smart’ Wheelchairs for Mobility Training. Technology and Disability 5 1996, 49-62. Elsevier Science.
  • Nisbet, P.D. (1996) The Experience of Mobility.  In Learning through Interaction:  Technology and children with multiple disabilities. Eds. N. Bozic & H. Murdoch.  David Fulton Publishers, London.
  • Nisbet, P.D., Craig, I., Odor, J.P. (1995) Taking Control.  In Special Children 82 March pp. 29-33. Questions Publishing Company Birmingham. ISSN 0951-6875
  • Nisbet, P.D., Craig, I., (1995)  OMNI Initial Evaluation Document Supplement.  Deliverable prepared for EU TIDE Project 1097, March 1995 
  • Nisbet, P. D. (1995)  Access to Augmentative Communication and Augmentative Mobility.  proc. Fifth Annual Study Day, Augmentative Communication in Practice, Edinburgh, September 1995.  In Widening the Perspective, Collected Papers 1995, 49-53, CALL Centre, ISBN 1 898042 07 1.
  • Odor, J.P. & Watson, M. (1994) Learning through Smart Wheelchairs: A formative evaluation of the effective use of the CALL Centre's Smart Wheelchairs as part of children's emerging mobility, communication, education and personal development. CALL Centre, May 1994.
  • Nisbet, P.D., Craig, I., Odor, J.P. Watson, M.  (1994)  Development and Evaluation of a “Smart” Wheelchair for Profoundly and Multiply Handicapped Children, Final Report to Disability and Continuing Healthcare Research Committee, Scottish Office Home and Health Department, February 1994. 
  • Nisbet, P.D., (1994)  Mobility Innovation/Technology Transfer for the Physically Disabled, Final Narrative Report prepared for the Department of Employment under EC Horizon project 218, May 1994, CALL Centre.
  • Nisbet, P.D. (1994)  Service delivery for integrated and augmentative mobility systems, pres. National Conference of the Posture and Mobility Group, 11-12 April 1994, University of Warwick.
  • Nisbet, P.D. (1994) The Smart Wheelchair:  Integrating Learning and Mobility, proc. of the Future Integrated Solutions Conference, ACE Centre, 19th April 1994. Pub. ACE Centre, Ormerod School, Waynflete Road, Headington, Oxford OX3 8DD, England.
  • Nisbet, P.D., Craig, I.  (1994) Mobility and mobility training for severely disabled children:  results of the “Smart” Wheelchair project, proc. RESNA ‘94, 17-22 June 1994, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, pub. proc. RESNA 94, 1700 N. Moore Street, Suite 1540, Arlington, VA 22209-1903, USA
  • Craig, I., Nisbet, P.D.  (1994) The evolution of a modular augmentative mobility system, proc. RESNA ‘94, 17-22 June 1994, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, pub. proc. RESNA 94, 1700 N. Moore Street, Suite 1540, Arlington, VA 22209-1903, USA
  • Nisbet, P.D., Craig, I., Odor, J.P., (1994)  OMNI User Requirements Document, deliverable prepared for EC TIDE Project 1097., July 1994
  • Nisbet, P.D. (1994) Effect of augmentative mobility upon communication skills of severely disabled children, proc. Sixth Biennial Conference of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication, pub. proc. ISAAC 94, 9-13 October, Maastricht, The Netherlands. pp. 461-463.
  • Nisbet, P.D. (1994) Integrating Communication and Mobility Aids:  Theory and Practice, proc. Sixth Biennial Conference of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication, pub. proc. ISAAC 94, 9-13 October, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
  • Nisbet, P.D., Craig, I., (1994)  OMNI Initial Evaluation Document, deliverable prepared for EU TIDE Project 1097, December 1994 
  • Craig, I., Nisbet P.D., Odor, J.P., Watson, M.W. (1993),  Tools for Living: Design Principles for Rehabilitation Technology ,  published in proceedings of 1st TIDE Congress, 6th/7th  April  1993, Brussels, Belgium.
  • Craig, I., Nisbet, P., Odor, J.P., Watson, M. (1993) Tools for Living:  Design Principles for rehabilitation Technology, in Rehabilitation Technology, pp. 230-2234, eds. E Ballabio, I. Placencia-Porrero, R. Puig de la Bellacasa Pub. IOS Press
  • Craig, I., Nisbet P.D., Odor, J.P., Watson, M.W. (1993),  Evaluation Methodologies for Rehabilitation Technology,  published in proceedings of 1st TIDE Congress, 6th/7th  April  1993, Brussels, Belgium.
  • Craig, I., Nisbet, P., Odor, J.P., Watson, M. (1993) Evaluation Methodologies for Rehabilitation Technology, in Rehabilitation Technology, pp. 238-243, eds. E Ballabio, I. Placencia-Porrero, R. Puig de la Bellacasa pub. IOS Press.
  • Craig, I., Nisbet, P. (1993)  The Smart Wheelchair:  an augmentative mobility “toolkit”   published proc. ECART 2, 24-26th May, 1993, Stockholm, Sweden.  Pub. Swedish Handicap Institute, Stockholm. ISBN 91-88336-19-0
  • Craig, I., Nisbet, P., Odor, J.P., Watson, M. (1993) Design and Use of an Augmentative Mobility Aid for Education and Therapy,  Proc. ECART 2, 24-26th May, 1993, Stockholm, Sweden.  Pub. Swedish Handicap Institute, Stockholm. ISBN 91-88336-19-0
  • Craig, I., Nisbet, P., Odor, J.P., Watson, M. (1993)  Evolution of the CALL Centre Smart Wheelchair, 1987-1993.  Contribution to Childhood Powered Mobility Research and Development, Verburg, G., The Hugh MacMillan Rehabilitation Centre, Toronto, Canada (To be published 1994).
  • Nisbet, P.D. (1992) Development and Evaluation of a ‘Smart’ Wheelchair for Profoundly and Multiply Handicapped Children;  Smart Tools for the Smart Wheelchair;  Formative Evaluation of the Smart Wheelchair Project, Official Reports on Smart Wheelchair Project to Scottish Office Education Department, March 1992.
  • Nisbet P.D. (1992) Evaluation and Commercialisation of Rehabilitation Robotics products, published in proceedings of 1992 International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, 15th-16th September, 1992, Keele University, England.
  • Nisbet P.D., Odor, J.P. (1990) Integrating Communication, Education and Mobility Tools.  Proc. 4th International ISAAC (International Society for Alternative and Augmentative Communication) Conference, Sweden.  
  • Nisbet P.D., Odor J.P. (1989) Move to Communicate:  Communicate to Move, presented at 1st National Conference, ISAAC-UK, UMIST, 27th-28th September 1989.
  • Nisbet P.D. (1989) The CALL Centre Smart Wheelchair, presented at Rehabilitation Robotics Workshop, Selwyn College, Cambridge, 16th-17th April, 1989, published in Proceedings of the Cambridge Workshop on Rehabilitation Robotics, University Engineering Dept, Cambridge.
  • Nisbet P.D. (1989) User Interfaces in Rehabilitation Robotics, published in Proceedings of the Cambridge Workshop on Rehabilitation Robotics, University Engineering Dept, Cambridge.
  • Nisbet, P.D., Loudon I.R. and Odor, J.P (1988).  The CALL Centre Smart Wheelchair.  Proc. 1st International Workshop on Robotic Applications to Medical and Health Care, Ottawa. 9.1-9.10.  (CALL Centre Research Paper 7)