W Omar Ali Saifuddin, Wan Ismail and Ireana Yusra, Abdul Fatah and Nur Haizal, Mat Yaakob@Ariffin and Saiful Bahri, Mohamed (2020) INNOVATIVE DESIGN DEVELOPMENT OF ERGONOMIC ABLUTION STATION FOR WHEELCHAIR USER. PalArch's Journal of Archaeology of Egypt/Egyptology, 17 (10). pp. 1-15. ISSN 567-214X

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Mosque is an essential civic building because it functions as a community space and fulfils the spiritual need of the normal people including special population. The registered physical disabilities recorded are increasing annually and indicate that accessible facilities are widely provided in the public buildings, especially the ablution area. However, the ablution area design is still lacking, and most mosques in Malaysia do not fulfil these requirements in terms of providing facilities specifically for wheelchair users. Therefore, this research aims to come out with a new design of wheelchair ablution station with an adaption of universal design principles that extends the accessibility and efficiently cater to the need of all range of the wheelchair users. The accessible, comfort and ergonomic of ablution design are influenced by the type of wheelchair and the different of wheelchair user's anthropometry. The QUAL-quan method is used in the analysis, while the observation of accessible facilities was made at several mosques, malls, and highway rest areas in Terengganu. Fifteen questionnaires were distributed to the wheelchair user randomly to identify the customer requirements, and the data is used for Quality-Function-Deployment (QFD) method before designing a universal ablution station design for a wheelchair user. This study showed the 3D design development of a new design ablution station with consideration of the ablution size, work surface adjustability, easy to use or user-friendly, safety, aesthetic, and water-saving.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Universal, Design, Development, Ergonomic, Ablution, Wudhu, Wheelchair
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Innovative Design & Technology
Depositing User: Fatin Safura
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2022 07:18
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2022 07:18

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