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dc.contributor.authorSaitou, Kinjirou
dc.contributor.authorNoda, Nao-Aki
dc.contributor.authorSano, Yoshikazu
dc.contributor.authorTakase, Yasushi
dc.contributor.authorLi, Shuqiong
dc.contributor.authorTanaka, Hiroyuki
dc.contributor.authorKubo, Yoshitaka
dc.date.accessioned2022-03-01T08:20:19Z
dc.date.available2022-03-01T08:20:19Z
dc.date.issued2021-05-31
dc.identifier.citationSaitou, K. [et al.]. Semi-automatic retractable handrail utilizing opening/closing movement of sliding door supporting elderly people to walk independently. "Journal of Accessibility and Design for All", 31 Maig 2021, vol. 11, núm. 1, p. 1-19.
dc.identifier.issn2013-7087
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2117/363181
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this research is to install a handrail on the sliding doors used in hospitals and nursing facilities to support senior and people with disabilities to walk by themselves. The semi-automatic lifting equipment is utilized for the retractable handrail to make sure people in bad health are able to open the door using a weak force. To design the handrail for this purpose, the theoretical formula for opening force is derived. Then the simulation is performed with varying geometry conditions confirming the results are in good agreement with the experiment results. The opening force is designed to be less than the target value previously reported. The sliding door developed in this study is useful for elderly people walking by themselves safely.
dc.format.extent20 p.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria biomèdica
dc.subject.lcshOlder people with disabilities
dc.subject.lcshHand-railing
dc.subject.otherSliding door
dc.subject.otherHandrail
dc.subject.otherOpening force
dc.subject.otherSimulation
dc.subject.otherPeople with disabilities.
dc.titleSemi-automatic retractable handrail utilizing opening/closing movement of sliding door supporting elderly people to walk independently
dc.typeArticle
dc.subject.lemacPersones grans discapacitades
dc.subject.lemacBaranes
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.17411/jacces.v11i1.327
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
local.citation.publicationNameJournal of Accessibility and Design for All
local.citation.volume11
local.citation.number1
local.citation.startingPage1
local.citation.endingPage19


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