Kinematic State of the Hand at Impact with the Wheelchair Handrim as a Function of Handrim ComplianceBy Richter, W. Mark; Axelson, Peter W.; Cooper, Rory A.; Proceedings of the RESNA 25th International Conference, Vol. 22, No. 1, pp. 377-379
Publication Date: June/July 2002
Study investigating the kinematic state of a person who uses a wheelchair’s hand prior to handrim impact, and if impact is affected by handrim compliance. Five people who used manual wheelchairs participated in the study. Three compliant handrims were used in the study: (1) Min, (2) Max, and (3) Max-R. The handrims represent minimal compliance, maximal compliance, and maximal rotational compliance, respectively. Handrim kinetics and wheel angular position were measured using a SMARTWheel mounted on each participant’s wheelchair. Data were collected as the participants propelled for 20 seconds. The first ten pushes were used in the analysis. The results are displayed in table format. The authors concluded that hand position and velocity before handrim impact were not affected by handrim compliance.
Assistive Products Discussed: SMARTWHEEL
Published by: Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) (Website:http://www.resna.org)
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number O14573