A technique commonly used in industry, known as the House of Quality (HoQ) matrix, was used to discover the relationship between user needs and engineering characteristics in the design of a rear anti-tip device (RAD) for manual wheelchairs. The results of the HofQ matrix indicate that the position of the RAD while in its deployed and undeployed states, the number of adjustability increments available to the user, and automatic return to the undeployed position when not in use are the three most important engineering characteristics for the RAD to achieve. These engineering characteristics, if achieved, will have the greatest impact on the customer’s satisfaction.
rear anti-tip device, engineering
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