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Participatory design and validation of mobility enhancement robotic wheelchair

Brandon Daveler, MS, et al.

The design of the mobility enhancement robotic (MEBot) wheelchair was based on feedback from electric powered wheelchair (EPW) users regarding the conditions they encounter when driving in both indoor and outdoor environments. Phase I involved conducting a participatory design study to understand the conditions and barriers EPW users found to be difficult to drive in/over. Phase II consisted of creating a computer-aided design prototype EPW with advanced applications. Phase III involved demonstrating the advanced applications, gathering feedback from end-users, and discussing improvements to be made in future iterations. The design of MEBot received encouraging input from EPW users to further the design.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.11.0278

Volume 52 Number 6, 2015
   Pages 739 — 750


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Daveler B, Salatin B, Grindle GG, Candiotti J, Wang H, Cooper RA. Participatory design and validation of mobility enhancement robotic wheelchair. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2015;52(6):739–50.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.11.0278
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