Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Language

eng

Publication Date

2015

Publisher

RESNA (Rehabilitation Engineering and Assertive Technology Society of North America)

Source Publication

2015 RESNA Annual Conference

Abstract

Evaluation and training of wheelchair propulsion improves efficiency and prevents orthopaedic injury in pediatric manual wheelchair users. Ergometers allow static propulsion and emulate typical conditions. Currently available ergometers have deficiencies that limit their use in motion analysis. A new ergometer is developed and evaluated based on a model of wheelchair inertial dynamics that eliminates these deficiencies. This makes integrated motion analysis of wheelchair propulsion in current community, home, and international outreach efforts possible.

Comments

Published version. Published as part of the proceedings of the 2015 RESNA Annual Conference. Permalink. © RESNA (Rehabilitation Engineering and Assertive Technology Society of North America) 2015. Used with permission.

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