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Adaptation of Work Places and Homes for the Disabled Using Computer-aided Design

Johansson, Gerd LU and Eriksson, Joakim LU (1994) 12th Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association In Proceedings of the 12th Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association 3. p.301-303
Abstract
When adapting environments for the physically disabled, it is important to encourage and activate not only the person concerned, but also other people involved or affected. A computer aided planning tool has been developed to support the participation of all persons involved, as well as supporting the planner’s (e.g. an occupational therapist) design of the environment. The prototype development and evaluation were based on 6 case-studies, which also provided experience of the needs and requirements in real-life planning situations. The tool was found useful in the planning process, and it was mainly positively evaluated by the persons involved. It seemed to enhance understanding and participation, support an iterative planning process,... (More)
When adapting environments for the physically disabled, it is important to encourage and activate not only the person concerned, but also other people involved or affected. A computer aided planning tool has been developed to support the participation of all persons involved, as well as supporting the planner’s (e.g. an occupational therapist) design of the environment. The prototype development and evaluation were based on 6 case-studies, which also provided experience of the needs and requirements in real-life planning situations. The tool was found useful in the planning process, and it was mainly positively evaluated by the persons involved. It seemed to enhance understanding and participation, support an iterative planning process, and aid the design in e.g. checking the accessibility, clearance and reach, concerning an individual’s size and abilities. However, effectiveness was in most cases not satisfactory, since modelling is still relatively time-consuming. (Less)
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adaptation, computer-aided design, disabled: work places, homes
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Proceedings of the 12th Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association
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12th Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association
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  author       = {Johansson, Gerd and Eriksson, Joakim},
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  series       = {Proceedings of the 12th Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association},
  title        = {Adaptation of Work Places and Homes for the Disabled Using Computer-aided Design},
  volume       = {3},
  year         = {1994},
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