Users belonging to minority populations are likely to experience higher rates of disaccommodation than those dominating the target user groups.Read more
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Wearable sensors and computing can improve patient compliance during rehabilitation and recovery.Read more
This paper focuses on anthropometry and proposes three ways in which its consideration is relevant to Design for Sustainability: reducing raw material consumption, increasing usage lifetimes, and ethical human resource considerations.Read more
The Iron Lion Design Challenge II took place in May. In the second year of the Challenge, it grew to 13 students and many faculty and industry collaborators, who collaborated on a variety of design projects, including a universally-designed portable appliance and an improved gripper, among others.Read more
The Iron Lion Design Challenge, a multidisciplinary design competition related to adaptive medical devices, took place on the University Park campus June 23-June 30, 2008.Read more
The Iron Lion Design Challenge III took place in June 2010. This year, students from 4 universities collaborated on 5 design projects in the weeklong event. Projects included a ridable hovercraft, self-propelled walker, and a next-generation audio experience.Read more
Assessing the validity of kinematically generated reach envelopes for simulations of vehicle operators was presented SAE’s Arch T. Colwell Merit Award for best paper of the year.Read more
Designing for Human Variability will be offered again in Fall 2007. This graduate-level course will be cross-listed in Engineering Design and Mechanical Engineering.
Read more about this course here.
Research on Allocation of Adjustability will be funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). This is an important aspect of Designing for Human Variability. Prof. Parkinson is the principal investigator on the proposal.Read more
Prof. Parkinson gave an invited presentation, “Improving seat design through virtual assessments,” at the Innovations in Automotive Seating Conference in Detroit, Michigan.Read more