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Identification of design requirements for rugby wheelchairs using the QFD method

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posted on 2024-06-04, 01:24 authored by Clara Usma-MansfieldClara Usma-Mansfield, A Subic, M Burton, FK Fuss
Rugby wheelchairs are typically customized and designed based primarily on the athlete's 'body measurements'. To date, relationships between anthropometric data and performance characteristics for individual athletes have not been addressed in an optimal manner in wheelchair design. This paper addresses the application of the Quality Function Deployment (QFD) method for rugby wheelchairs design. Discussion of the QFD analysis results will identify relevant performance parameters to be used as a reference in the customization of 'low, mid and high pointer' wheelchairs as well as the specific design features that are required to be parameterised in order to achieve the desired performance output for each category of athletes. The paper will present the findings of the QFD analysis and the design customisation strategies arising.

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Journal

Procedia Engineering

Volume

2

Pagination

2749-2755

Location

Vienna, AUSTRIA

Open access

  • Yes

ISSN

1877-7058

eISSN

1877-7058

Language

English

Publication classification

CN.1 Other journal article

Editor/Contributor(s)

Sabo A, Kafka P, Litzenberger S, Sabo C

Issue

2

Publisher

ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV

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