Evaluation of Design Recommendations for the Development of Wheelchair Rugby Sports-Wear

Sara Braganca, Ignacio Castellucci, Simeon Gill, Miguel Carvalho, Pedro Arezes

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Abstract

Currently, wheelchair rugby athletes face the challenges of playing the sport without specifically designed sports-wear kit. A few designs and recommendations have already been proposed by researchers but none have made it to market yet. The purpose of this study was to evaluate a set of design recommendations for the development of wheelchair rugby sports-wear. This was done so that the products to be created are developed in collaboration with their potential users, responding to their particular needs and requirements. The evaluation was done through an online survey, where the athletes were presented with a visual representation of the design recommendations. The results indicate that the people questioned agree with the majority of the proposed designs and would be happy to have these improvements made to their current sports-wear. The most criticised recommendations were for the gloves, as they are the most important part of the kit, so it is important that they are adequate and allow for a good performance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Design for Inclusion
EditorsGiuseppe Di Bucchianico
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Pages23-32
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-94622-1
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-94621-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event9th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics and the Affiliated Conferences - Orlando, Florida, United States
Duration: 22 Jul 201826 Jul 2018

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
PublisherSpringer
Volume776
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365

Conference

Conference9th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics and the Affiliated Conferences
Abbreviated titleAHFE 2018
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, Florida
Period22/07/1826/07/18

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    Braganca, S., Castellucci, I., Gill, S., Carvalho, M., & Arezes, P. (2018). Evaluation of Design Recommendations for the Development of Wheelchair Rugby Sports-Wear. In G. Di Bucchianico (Ed.), Advances in Design for Inclusion (pp. 23-32). (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 776). Springer International Publishing AG. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3 -3 19-94 62 2 -1_3