Effect of seat height on the propulsion effectiveness and the glenohumeral joint load in handrim wheelchair propulsion

U. Arnet*, S. Van Drongelen, H. E J Veeger, L. H V Van Der Woude

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of force application and the load on the glenohumeral joint during handrim wheelchair propulsion at two different seat heights. In a research laboratory able-bodied male subjects propelled a wheelchair fitted with a SmartWheel on a treadmill at 3 different speeds, while power output was kept constant at 25 W by a pulley system. There was no effect of seat height on the propulsion effectiveness and the glenohumeral joint load under the current experimental conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRehabilitation: Mobility, Exercise and Sports. 4th International State-of-theArt Congress
Pages22-24
Number of pages3
Volume26
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Publication series

NameAssistive Technology Research Series
Volume26
ISSN (Print)1383813X
ISSN (Electronic)18798071

Keywords

  • able-bodied
  • effectiveness
  • seat height
  • shoulder load
  • wheelchair

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