Propulsion effectiveness of synchronous handcycling

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

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of force application during submaximal handcycling. In a laboratory subjects propelled a kinetics-instrumented handcycle on a treadmill at 3 different speeds, while power output was kept constant at 35 W by a pulley system. Mean fraction of effective force (FEF) was between 79 and 83% and significantly influenced by the velocity. For 6 subjects a pattern of FEF was found showing an average FEF above 80% between -7 ° and 100 ° and between 205 ° and 310 ° of the crank rotation, where at 0 ° the crank is pointing towards the subject. It still has to be studied whether FEF and mechanical efficiency are related. A linked segment model analysis will be necessary to study the effect of gravity on the applied forces and joint torques.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRehabilitation: Mobility, Exercise and Sports. 4th International State-of-theArt Congress
Pages82-84
Number of pages3
Volume26
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Publication series

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

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Pulleys
Exercise equipment
Torque
Gravitation
Propulsion
Joints
Kinetics

Keywords

  • able-bodied
  • effectiveness
  • force production
  • handcycling

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Van Drongelen, S., Arnet, U., Van Der Woude, L. H. V., & Veeger, H. E. J. (2010). Propulsion effectiveness of synchronous handcycling. In Rehabilitation: Mobility, Exercise and Sports. 4th International State-of-theArt Congress (Vol. 26, pp. 82-84). (Assistive Technology Research Series; Vol. 26). https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-60750-080-3-82
Van Drongelen, S. ; Arnet, U. ; Van Der Woude, L. H V ; Veeger, H. E J. / Propulsion effectiveness of synchronous handcycling. Rehabilitation: Mobility, Exercise and Sports. 4th International State-of-theArt Congress. Vol. 26 2010. pp. 82-84 (Assistive Technology Research Series).
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Van Drongelen, S, Arnet, U, Van Der Woude, LHV & Veeger, HEJ 2010, Propulsion effectiveness of synchronous handcycling. in Rehabilitation: Mobility, Exercise and Sports. 4th International State-of-theArt Congress. vol. 26, Assistive Technology Research Series, vol. 26, pp. 82-84. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-60750-080-3-82

Propulsion effectiveness of synchronous handcycling. / Van Drongelen, S.; Arnet, U.; Van Der Woude, L. H V; Veeger, H. E J.

Rehabilitation: Mobility, Exercise and Sports. 4th International State-of-theArt Congress. Vol. 26 2010. p. 82-84 (Assistive Technology Research Series; Vol. 26).

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

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Van Drongelen S, Arnet U, Van Der Woude LHV, Veeger HEJ. Propulsion effectiveness of synchronous handcycling. In Rehabilitation: Mobility, Exercise and Sports. 4th International State-of-theArt Congress. Vol. 26. 2010. p. 82-84. (Assistive Technology Research Series). https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-60750-080-3-82