Interdisciplinary Approach of the Design Process for the Application of New Materials in Wheelchair Design

Paula Chacon-Cifuentes, Alejandro Zuleta-Gil, Gustavo Sevilla Cadavid, Andres Valencia-Escobar, Esteban Correa-Bedoya, Felix Echeverria-Echeverria

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    Resumen

    The appropriation of new technology requires the design and development of products that are accepted by the market. Developing such products is a complex task that usually requires the integration of knowledge from multiple disciplines. In the field of new materials, developments that can be applied to assistive technology are constantly made. This work studies the collaboration between users and professionals from industrial design, engineering, human factors, and disability for the design of an all-terrain wheelchair. This product incorporates the use of magnesium alloys, a material with an excellent strength-to-weight ratio and good damping properties. With a human-centered design approach, tools such as interviews, focus groups, prototyping, and testing were used in several stages of the process. It allowed achieving a design that takes advantage of the properties of the new material and, at the same time, meets the mobility, stability and comfort requirements of the users.

    Idioma originalInglés
    Título de la publicación alojadaAdvances in Interdisciplinary Practice in Industrial Design - Proceedings of the AHFE International Conference on Interdisciplinary Practice in Industrial Design, 2019
    EditoresCliff Sungsoo Shin
    EditorialSpringer Verlag
    Páginas75-82
    Número de páginas8
    ISBN (versión impresa)9783030204693
    DOI
    EstadoPublicada - 2020
    EventoAHFE International Conference on Interdisciplinary Practice in Industrial Design, 2019 - Washington D.C., Estados Unidos
    Duración: 24 jul. 201928 jul. 2019

    Serie de la publicación

    NombreAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
    Volumen968
    ISSN (versión impresa)2194-5357
    ISSN (versión digital)2194-5365

    Conferencia

    ConferenciaAHFE International Conference on Interdisciplinary Practice in Industrial Design, 2019
    País/TerritorioEstados Unidos
    CiudadWashington D.C.
    Período24/07/1928/07/19

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