Accessibility adaptations to assist motorcyclists with lower limbs disability




Motorcyclists with lower limbs limitations require customized adaptations to drive motorcycles. Gearshifting and rear brake actuation must be adapated to be performed by the upper limbs of the motorcyclist. Also, motorcyclists with lower limbs disability need assistance from others to be able to get on motorcycle and mantain equilibrium until reaching a minimum necessary speed. Thus, this work presents accessibility adaptations to assist motorcyclists with lower limbs disability, including the development of a structural support modeled on CAD platform and analyzed by the Finite Element Method. Convergence of solutions were carried out to assure results with good reliability. All adaptations proposed in this work were elaborated aiming ease of manufacturing, mounting and installing, as well as, low cost and minimum maintenance. All the work was developed considering the Honda CBR1000RR, nevertheless all ideas and concepts presented in this work can be expanded and adapted to practically all existing motorcycles.

Author Biographies

Karl Zauder, JL Automação Industrial Ltda

ORCID: 0000-0003-3316-9569

Cintia Lima, Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia de São Paulo

ORCID: 0000-0002-6983-9504

Marcos Fernandes, Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia de São Paulo

ORCID: 0000-0003-3517-7220

Geraldo Creci, Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia de São Paulo

ORCID: 0000-0003-1578-6520


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Zauder, K., Lima, C., Fernandes, M., & Creci, G. (2019). Accessibility adaptations to assist motorcyclists with lower limbs disability. Journal of Accessibility and Design for All, 9(2), 169–189.