Enhancement of a virtual reality wheelchair simulator to include qualitative and quantitative performance metrics

C.S. Harrison, P.M. Grant, B.A. Conway

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The increasing importance of inclusive design and in particular accessibility guidelines established in the U.K. 1996 Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) has been a prime motivation for the work on wheelchair access, a subset of the DDA guidelines, described in this article. The development of these guidelines mirrors the long-standing provisions developed in the U.S. In order to raise awareness of these guidelines and in particular to give architects, building designers, and users a physical sensation of how a planned development could be experienced, a wheelchair virtual reality system was developed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20-31
Number of pages12
JournalAssistive Technology: the offical journal of RESNA
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010



  • virtual reality
  • wheelchair use
  • haptics

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