Study of Movement Down Spiral Staircases

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My name is Patrik Gustafsson and this study is part of the Bachelors’ thesis ‘A Study of Movement Down Spiral Staircases’ and is the final project of a degree in Fire Protection Engineering at Lund University, Sweden. The project is in collaboration with both the company Olsson Fire & Risk and the University of Canterbury and aims to evaluate which parameters play an important role when determining the population flow in spiral stairs. If possible, a hydraulic equation will be derived that can be used in evacuation calculations in buildings and constructions. 

As a participant you will be asked to make your way down a number of different spiral staircases located on the University of Canterbury campus. Afterwards you will be asked to fill out an anonymous questionnaire regarding your experience. 

Food and refreshments will be available during the day, and a movie voucher will be offered as appreciation for taking the time to participate in the study.

More information is available in the attachments below. Small changes might be made, but you will be informed of these as soon as they happen if that is the case.


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This study is open to and in aged 18 to 60
Healthy volunteers included

The participant must be 18 years or older and be able to give their own consent. They must also be able to make their way down a staircase without aid from others.