Integral Model of the Area of Reaches and Forces of a Disabled Person with Dysfunction of Lower Limbs as a Tool in Virtual Assessment of Manipulation Possibilities in Selected Work Environments

  • Bogdan Branowski
  • Piotr Pohl
  • Michal Rychlik
  • Marek Zablocki
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6766)


The objective of the research project was to present new possibilities of accessibility and usefulness analysis in virtual designing of the work environment for a disabled person. This new computer tool of graphic record of anthropometric and biometric data of the set of layers was employed for a number of spectacular analyses essential for the designing practice. Results of the following investigations were presented: transfer from the wheelchair into the car of a disabled person and the accessibility of the car interior for a disabled driver, accessibility of a supermarket space for a person on a wheelchair, accessibility of furniture and equipment within the space of a typical kitchen meeting the requirements of universal design. The objects of investigations and analyses were transferred to the virtual environment of the ergonomic module of CATIA v5 computer system.


Disable Person Digital Human Model Gear Lever Force Zone Active Wheelchair 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bogdan Branowski
    • 1
    • 2
  • Piotr Pohl
    • 1
    • 2
  • Michal Rychlik
    • 1
    • 2
  • Marek Zablocki
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Working Machines and Transportation, Department of Machinery Design MethodsPoznan University of TechnologyPoznanPoland
  2. 2.Faculty of Wood TechnologyPoznan University of Life SciencesPoznanPoland

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