Definition of a protocol for geometric and kinematic measurements to assess wheelchair propulsion

Angelo Basteris*, Gabriele Vigo, Carmelo Lentino, Vittorio Sanguineti

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We developed a protocol for the assessment of manual wheelchair set-up and propulsion in a common clinical motion analysis laboratory. We also designed a device to detect hand contact on handrim. In a first phase, we took anthropometric and wheelchair geometric measures. Later, subjects propelled the wheelchair and, based on the experimental data on subjects' movements and their effect on wheelchair velocity, we identified a number of indicators for performance in wheelchair push. We show that these indicators clearly distinguish between experienced and novice users.

Titel19th IMEKO World Congress 2009
Antal sider4
ISBN (Trykt)9781615675937
StatusUdgivet - 2009
Begivenhed19th IMEKO World Congress 2009 - Lisbon, Portugal
Varighed: 6. sep. 200911. sep. 2009


Konference19th IMEKO World Congress 2009
SponsorCaixa Geral de Depositos, Autoridade Nacional de Comunicacoes (ANACOM), Technical University of Lisbon, Fundacao para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia (FCT), Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian
Navn19th IMEKO World Congress 2009

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