Evacuation Behavior

Evacuation.jpgExperimental Research on Pedestrian and Evacuation Behaviors of Individuals with Disabilities; Theory Development Necessary to Characterize Individual-Based Models


The purpose of this study is to measure and collect the pedestrian and evacuation behaviors of individuals with mobility-related disabilities through a series of the controlled and evacuation experiments using a new RFID technology complemented by video tracking methods.

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Principle Funding

  • This research is supported by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), under ED Grant #H133G110242. No official endorsement by the U.S. Department of Education is intended or should be inferred.


Christensen, K.M., Collins, S.D., Holt, J.M., & Phillips, C.N. The Relationship Between the Design of the Built Environment and the Ability to Egress of Individuals with Disabilities. Review of Disability Studies, 2(3); 24-34.  
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Christensen, K.M. The Effect of the Built Environment on the Evacuation of Individuals with Disabilities; an Investigation Involving Microsimulation Modeling. Journal of Architectural and Planning Research, 28(2): 118-128.   
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Manley, M., Kim, Y.S., Christensen, K.M., & Chen, A. Modeling Emergency Evacuation of Individuals with Disabilities in a Densely Populated Airport. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2206: 36-48. 
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Christensen, K.M., & *Sasaki, Y. Agent-Based Emergency Evacuation Simulation with Individuals with Disabilities in the Population. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 11(3)9  
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Christensen, K.M., & Salmi, P.,  The Impact of Building Design on Evacuation of Persons with Disabilities. Impact, 20(1); 20-21.

Christensen, K.M., Blair, M.E., & Holt, J.M. The Built Environment, Evacuations, and Individuals with Disabilities: a guiding framework for disaster policy and preparation. Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 17(4); 249-254. 
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Manley, M., Kim, Y.S., Christensen, K.M., & Chen, A. Modeling Emergency Evacuation of Individuals with Disabilities in a Densely Populated Airport. Proceedings of Transportation Research Board 90th Annual Meeting, 2011: 11-0027.  
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Manley, M., Kim, Y.S., Christensen, K.M., & Chen, A. An Agent-Based Model for Emergency Evacuation of Heterogeneous Populations. Proceedings of the 41st Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI 2010), 691-696.

Koo, J., Kim, Y. S., & Kim, B.-I. (2012). Estimating the impact of residents with disabilities on the evacuation in a high-rise building: A simulation study. Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, 24(0), 71–83. doi:10.1016/j.simpat.2012.02.003 
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Manley, M., & Kim, Y. S. (2012). Modeling emergency evacuation of individuals with disabilities (exitus): An agent-based public decision support system. Expert Systems with Applications, 39(9), 8300–8311. doi:10.1016/j.eswa.2012.01.169 
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Manley, M., & Kim, Y. (2011). Exitus: Agent-based Evacuation Simulation for Individuals with Disabilities in a Densely Populated Sports Arena. AMCIS 2011 Proceedings - All Submissions. 
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