Inclusive Mobility Research Lab

Ergonomics research in human movement, mobility, and inclusive design

Journal Publications

  1. D'Souza, C., Paquet, V., Lenker, J. & Steinfeld, E. (2017). Effects of Transit Bus Interior Configuration on Performance of Wheeled Mobility Users during Simulated Boarding and Disembarking. Applied Ergonomics, 62, pg: 94 - 106. DOI: 10.1016/j.apergo.2017.02.008. (Link to pdf)

  2. Lenker, J., Aggarwal, R., D'Souza, C., Paquet, V., Mashtare, T. & Steinfeld, E. (2016). A Usability Evaluation of Access Ramps for Transit Buses. Journal of Public Transportation, 19 (2), pg: 109 - 127. DOI: 10.5038/2375-0901.19.2.7. (Link to pdf)

  3. Steinfeld, E., D'Souza, C. & White, J. (2014). Developing Evidence-Based Standards: A Case Study in Knowledge Translation. Assistive Technology Research Series, 35, pg: 89 - 98. DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-403-9-89. (Link to pdf)

  4. D'Souza, C. (2014). Modeling of Accessibility and User Performance for Inclusive Transit Bus Design, SAE Technical Paper 2014-01-0463. SAE International Journal of Commercial Vehicles, 7(1): 2014, pg: 50 - 58. DOI: 10.4271/2014-01-0463.

  5. Paquet, V., Joseph, C. & D'Souza, C. (2012). Computer Re-Sampling for Demographically Representative User Populations in Anthropometry: A Case of Doorway and Clear Floor Space Widths. Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation, Vol. 41, Supplement 1/2012, pg: 4098 - 4101. DOI: 10.3233/WOR-2012-0703-4098. (Link to pdf)

  6. D'Souza C., Paquet, V., Steinfeld, E., Lenker, J. & Bareria, P. (2012). Performance of Walking Aid Users during Laboratory-Based Environmental Simulations of Boarding and Alighting Low-Floor Buses. Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation, Vol. 41, Supplement 1/2012, pg: 4951 - 4956. DOI: 10.3233/WOR-2012-0791-4951. (Link to pdf)

  7. Steinfeld, E., Maisel, J., Feathers, D. & D'Souza, C. (2010). Anthropometry and Standards for Wheeled Mobility: An International Comparison. Assistive Technology, Vol. 22(1), pg: 51 - 67. DOI: 10.1080/10400430903520280. (Link to pdf)

  8. Shin G. & D'Souza, C. (2010). EMG Activity of Low Back Extensor Muscles during Cyclic Flexion/Extension. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, Vol. 20, pg: 742 - 749. DOI: 10.1016/j.jelekin.2010.03.002.

  9. D'Souza, C., Steinfeld, E., Paquet, V. & Feathers, D. (2010). Space Requirements for Wheeled Mobility Devices in Public Transportation: An Analysis of Clear Floor Space Requirements. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2145, pg: 66 - 71. DOI: 10.3141/2145-08.

  10. Shin, G., D'Souza, C. & Liu, Y. (2009). Creep and Fatigue Development in the Low Back in Static Flexion. Spine, Vol. 34(17), pg: 1873 - 1878. DOI: 10.1097/BRS.0b013e3181aa6a55.

Book Chapters

  1. Lenker, J., D'Souza, C. & Paquet, V. (2018). Chapter 6: Vehicle Design. In A. Steinfeld, J. Maisel, and E. Steinfeld (Eds.), Accessible Public Transportation: Designing Service for Riders with Disabilities, Boca Raton, FL: Taylor & Francis/Routledge.

  2. Feathers, D., D'Souza, C. & Paquet, V. (2015). Chapter 27: Anthropometry in Ergonomic Design. In J.R.Wilson and S.Sharples (Eds.), Evaluation of Human Work, Fouth Edition, CRC Press, pg: 725 - 749. ISBN: 1466559624, 9781466559622. (Link to pdf)

Conference Proceedings

  1. Haney, J., Wang, T.*, D'Souza, C., Jones, M. L. H. & Reed, M. (2017, in review). Spatial and Temporal Patterns in Sequential Precision Reach Movements. Submitted to the proceedings of the 61st Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES).

  2. Lim, S., Bixler, K.* & D'Souza, C. (2017, in review). Statistical Prediction of Hand Force Exertion Levels in Simulated Push-Pull using Posture Kinematics. Submitted to the proceedings of the 61st Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES).

  3. Carvalho, R. B. & D'Souza, C. (2016). An Interview-based Study of Cycle Trainings in Children with Cognitive Impairments. Proceedings of the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Rehabilitation Engineering Society of North America (RESNA), Arlington, VA, July 10-14, 2016. (Link to pdf)

  4. Lim, S., Case, A.* & D'Souza, C. (2016). Comparative Analysis of Inertial and Optical Motion Capture Derived Kinematics during Isometric Push-Pull Exertions. Proceedings of the 60th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES), Washington, DC, September 2016, pg: 970 - 974. DOI: 10.1177/1541931213601224.

  5. Haney, J., Owczarczak, M.*, D'Souza, C., Jones, M. L. H. & Reed, M. (2016). A Pilot Study of the Effects of Pulley Location and Design Parameters on Hand Movements during Pulley Threading Operations . Proceedings of the 60th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES), Washington, DC, September 2016, pg: 908 - 912. DOI: 10.1177/1541931213601208.

  6. Lim, S. & D'Souza, C. (2016). Comparing Postural Responses to Push and Pull Task Demands using Optical Motion vs. Inertial Measurement. Proceedings of the 9th International Scientific Conference on the Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (PREMUS), Toronto, Canada, June 20-23, 2016.

  7. Jayaprakash, G. & D'Souza, C. (2015). Task Analysis Method to Modeling Wheeled Mobility User Ingress-Egress in Buses. Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Mobility and Transport for Elderly and Disabled Persons (TRANSED), Part B, R. Mercario (Ed.), Lisbon, Portugal, July 28-31, 2015, pg: 507 - 516. ISBN: 978-989-20-6262-4. (Link to pdf)

  8. Jayaprakash, G., Willis, G.* & D'Souza, C. (2015). Human Factors Perspectives on Models of Transit Dwell-Time Variability. Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Mobility and Transport for Elderly and Disabled Persons (TRANSED), Part B, R. Mercario (Ed.), Lisbon, Portugal, July 28-31, 2015, pg: 497 - 506. ISBN: 978-989-20-6262-4. (Link to pdf)

  9. D'Souza, C., Zhu, X., Steinfeld, E., Lenker, J. & Paquet, V. (2015). Human Factors Study of Accessible Buses Using Full Scale Simulations. Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Mobility and Transport for Elderly and Disabled Persons (TRANSED), Part A, R. Mercario (Ed.), Lisbon, Portugal, July 28-31, 2015, pg: 343 - 354. ISBN: 978-989-20-6262-4.

  10. Jayaprakash, G. & D'Souza, C. (2015). Task Analytic Study of Variability in Wheeled Mobility Ingress on Low-Floor Buses. Proceedings of the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Rehabilitation Engineering Society of North America (RESNA), Denver, CO, June 2015. (Link to pdf)

  11. D'Souza, C. & Zhu, X. (2014). Ambulation Aid Use and User Performance for Transit Vehicle Interior Design. Proceedings of the 58th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) , Chicago, IL, October 2014, pg: 510 - 514. DOI: 10.1177/1541931214581106. (Link to pdf)

  12. Bareria, P., D'Souza, C., Paquet, V., Lenker, J. & Steinfeld, E. (2012). Performance of Visually Impaired Users During Simulated Boarding and Alighting on Low-Floor Buses. Proceedings of the 56th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) , Boston, MA, October 2012. DOI: 10.1177/1071181312561137.

  13. D'Souza, C., Paquet, V. & Steinfeld, E. (2012). Clearance Space Enveloped of Wheeled Mobility Device Users for Computer Workstations. Proceedings of the 56th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) , Boston, MA, October 2012. DOI: 10.1177/1071181312561513.

  14. Steinfeld, E., Paquet, V., Lenker, J., D'Souza, C. & Maisel, J. (2010). Universal Design Research on Boarding and Using Buses. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Mobility and Transport for Elderly and Disabled Persons (TRANSED), Hong Kong, June 2010. (Link to pdf)

  15. Steinfeld, E., D'Souza, C. & Maisel, J. (2010). Clear Floor Space for Contemporary Wheeled Mobility Users. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Mobility and Transport for Elderly and Disabled Persons (TRANSED), Hong Kong, June 2011. (Link to pdf)

  16. Steinfeld, E., D'Souza, C., Paquet, V., White, J. & Feathers, D. (2010). Clear Floor Space for Wheeled Mobility Users. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics, 2010 AHFE International, Miami, FL, July 2010. (Link to pdf)

  17. Joseph, C., D'Souza, C., Paquet, V. & Feathers, D. (2010). Comparison of Hand Grip Strength between Wheeled Mobility Device Users and Non-Disabled Adults. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics, 2010 AHFE International, Miami, FL, July 2011, pg: 684 - 691. DOI: 10.1201/EBK1439835012-c70.

  18. D'Souza, C., Paquet, V., Steinfeld, E., White, J. & Feathers, D. (2010). Anthropometric Data Visualization Tools to Improve Accessibility of Built Environments. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics, 2010 AHFE International, Miami, FL, July 2012, pg: 707 - 716. DOI: 10.1201/EBK1439835012-c73.

  19. D'Souza, C., Steinfeld, E. & Paquet, V. (2009). Functional Reach for Wheeled Mobility Device Users: A Comparison with ADA-ABA Guidelines for Accessibility. Proceedings of the 2009 Annual Meeting of the Rehabilitation Engineering Society of North America (RESNA), New Orleans, LA, June 2009. (Link to pdf)

  20. D'Souza, C., Steinfeld, E. & Paquet, V. (2009). Functional Reach Abilities of Wheeled Mobility Device Users: Toward Inclusive Design. Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Inclusive Design, Royal College of Art, London, UK, June 2009. ISBN: 987-1-905000-80-7. (Link to pdf)

  21. Shin, G., D'Souza, C. & Liu, Y. (2008). Changes in the EMG of Low Back Muscles during Static Lumbar Flexion. Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES), New York, NY, October 2008. DOI: 10.1177/154193120805201520.

  22. Shin, G., D'Souza, C. & Liu, Y. (2008). Biomechanical Evaluation of a Prolonged Stooping Posture. Proceedings of the 2008 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Vancouver, Canada. (Link to pdf)

  23. D'Souza, C., Feathers, D. & Paquet, V. (2007). Constructing Three-Dimensional Models of Individuals and Their Wheeled Mobility Devices from Landmark Data, SAE Technical Paper 2007-01-2494. Proceedings of the 2007 SAE Digital Human Modeling Conference, Seattle, WA, June 2007. DOI: 10.4271/2007-01-2494.

  24. Bhat, S., Mehta, C., D'Souza, C. & Kesavadas, T. (2005). 3D Real-Time FEM Based Guide Simulator with Force Feedback. Proceedings of the Medicine Meets Virtual Reality (MMVR) Conference , Long Beach, CA, pg: 50 - 53. ISBN: 1607501104, 9781607501107.

Technical Reports

  1. D'Souza, C. (2013). Usability and Person-Environment Interaction in Constrained Spaces: Wheeled Mobility Users and Interior Low-Floor Bus Design. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, Dept. of Industrial and Systems Engineering. University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, September 2013. (Link to pdf)

  2. Lenker, J., D'Souza, C. & Paquet, V. (2012). Section 6: Boarding, Disembarking and Vehicle Interiors. In Steinfeld, A., Steinfeld, E., and Maisel, J. (Eds.), State of the Science Report: The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Accessible Public Transportation. Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University and the IDeA Center, Buffalo, NY, November 2012.

  3. Steinfeld, E., Paquet, V., D'Souza, C., Joseph, C. & Maisel, J. (2010). Anthropometry of Wheeled Mobility Project: Final Report to the U.S. Access Board. IDeA Center. Buffalo, NY, December 2010. (Link to pdf)

  4. D'Souza, C., Steinfeld, E. & Paquet, V. (2009). The Anthropometry of Wheeled Mobility Project at Buffalo: A Comparison of Wheelchair Dimension Values with ISO/CD TR 13570-2. Report prepared for: ISO TC173 SC1 WG1. IDeA Center, Buffalo, NY, October 2009. (Link to pdf)

  5. D'Souza, C. (2006). A Reverse Engineering Approach to Modeling Reach Envelopes. Unpublished Masters Thesis, Mechanical Engineering, University of Buffalo. Buffalo, NY, February, 2006. (Link to pdf)