Accessibility adaptations to assist motorcyclists with lower limbs disability
PublisherCàtedra d'Accessibilitat (CATAC)
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Motorcyclists with lower limbs limitations require customised adaptations to ride motorcycles. Gearshifting and rear brake actuation must be adapted to be performed by the upper limbs of the motorcyclist. Also, motorcyclists with lower limbs disability need assistance from others to be able to get on the motorcycle and maintain equilibrium until reaching a minimum necessary speed. Thus, this work presents accessibility adaptations to assist motorcyclists with lower limbs disability, including the development of a structural support modeled on CAD platform and analyzed by the Finite Element Method. Convergences of solutions were carried out to assure results with good reliability. All adaptations proposed in this work were elaborated aiming ease of manufacturing, mounting and installing, as well as, low cost and minimum maintenance. All the work was developed considering the Honda CBR1000RR. Nevertheless, all ideas and concepts presented in this work can be expanded and adapted to practically all existing motorcycles.
CitationZauder, K. [et al.]. Accessibility adaptations to assist motorcyclists with lower limbs disability. "Journal of Accessibility and Design for All", 30 Novembre 2019, vol. 9, núm. 2, p. 169-189.