Publications

Journal Publications

  • D’Souza, C. (2014). Modeling of Accessibility and User Performance for Inclusive Transit Bus Design. SAE International Journal of Commercial Vehicles, 7(1): 2014. Technical Paper 2014-01-0463, doi: 10.4271/2014-01-0463.
  • 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, 4951-4956.
  • 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, 4098-4101.
  • 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, 66-71.
  • Steinfeld, E., Maisel, J., Feathers, D., & D’Souza, C. (2010). Anthropometry and standards for wheeled mobility: an international comparison.Assistive Technology, Vol. 22(1), 51-67.
  • Shin, G., & D’Souza, C. (2010). EMG activity of low back extensor muscles during cyclic flexion/extension. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, Vol. 20, 742-749.
  • Shin, G., D’Souza, C., & Liu, Y. (2009). Creep and fatigue development in the low back in static flexion. Spine, Vol. 34(17), 1873-1878.

Conference Proceedings

  • Steinfeld, E., D’Souza, C., and White, J. (2014). Developing Evidence-Based Standards: A Case Study in Knowledge Translation. Proceedings of the International Conference on Universal Design, Lund University, Lund, Sweden, June 2014.
  • D’Souza, C., Paquet, V., and Steinfeld, E. (2012). Clearance space envelopes of wheeled mobility device users for computer workstations. Proceedings of the 56th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES), October 2012.
  • Bareria, P., D’Souza, C., Paquet, V., Lenker, J., and 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), October 2012.
  • 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 2010.
  • 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 2010.
  • Steinfeld, E., D’Souza, C., Paquet, V., White, J., & Feathers, D. (2010). Clear floor area for wheeled mobility users. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics, 2010 AHFE International, Miami, FL, July 2010.
  • 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 2010, Hong Kong, June 2010.
  • Steinfeld, E., Paquet, V., Lenker, J., D’Souza, C., & Maisel, J. (2010). Universal design research on boarding and using buses. Paper presented at the 12th International Conference on Mobility and Transport for Elderly and Disabled Persons, TRANSED 2010, Hong Kong, June 2010.
  • 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 Rehabilitation Engineering Society of North America (RESNA) Annual Conference 2009, New Orleans, June 2009.
  • 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, INCLUDE 2009, ISBN 978-1-905000-80-7, Royal College of Art, London, UK, April 2009.
  • 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, May 2008.
  • 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, September 2008.
  • D’Souza, C., Feathers, D., & Paquet, V. L. (2007). Constructing Three-Dimensional Models of Individuals and Their Wheeled Mobility Devices from Landmark Data. Technical Paper 2007-01-2494. Proceedings of the 2007 SAE Digital Human Modeling Conference, June 2007, Seattle, WA.
  • Bhat, S., Mehta. C., D’Souza, C., & Kesavadas, T. (2005). 3D Real-Time FEM Based Guide Wire Simulator with Force Feedback. Proceedings of the Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference, MMVR, January 2005, Long Beach, CA, pp 50-53.

Technical Reports

  • 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 at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, September, 2013.
  • Lenker, J., D’Souza, C., & Paquet, V. (2012). Section 6: Boarding, Disembarking and Vehicle Interiors. In A. Steinfeld, E. Steinfeld, and J. Maisel (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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • D’Souza, C. (2006).  A Reverse Engineering Approach to Modeling Reach Envelopes. Unpublished Masters Thesis, Mechanical Engineering, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, February 2006.