Applied anthropometric for wheelchair user in Malaysia

Adnan, Nursyahirah and Md Dawal, Siti Zawiah (2019) Applied anthropometric for wheelchair user in Malaysia. Measurement, 136. pp. 786-794. ISSN 0263-2241, DOI

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Universal design refers to wide range of ideas intended to establish facilities that are naturally applicable to small population like people with disabilities (PWDs), and subsequently, for older people, adults, and children. In that case, an anthropometric database for the Malaysian wheelchair users population should be initiated. A total of 52 participants took part in this study, which involved 41 males and 11 females from Malaysian wheelchair users with their ages ranging from 20 to 50 years old. 15 anthropometric dimensions were defined in designing workstations for wheelchair users. Interviews and surveys were conducted to investigate the problems faced by wheelchair users when using existing workstations in Malaysia. The result from t-test of SPSS software indicated that there are significant differences in the anthropometric dimensions between Malaysian wheelchair users population and Malaysian able-bodied population. The examples of sitting workstations designed based on wheelchair user preferences were also presented in this study. © 2018 Elsevier Ltd

Item Type: Article
Funders: University of Malaya under the University Malaya Research Grant (UMRG) [Project title: Development of wudhu’ ablution workstation for elderly and disabled person, Grant no.: RP027A-15SBS and RP027B-15SBS]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anthropometry; Malaysian wheelchair users; Sitting workstation; Ergonomics; Universal design
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 18 May 2020 04:24
Last Modified: 18 May 2020 04:24

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