The effect of crank position and backrest inclination on shoulder load and mechanical efficiency during handcycling

U. Arnet, S. van Drongelen, M. Schlussel, V. Lay, L.H.V. van der Woude, H.E.J. Veeger

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    Abstract

    Handbikes come in different models and setups, but only limited knowledge is available on the handbike-user interface. The aim of this study was to identify optimal handbike setups, assuming that in such a setup mechanical efficiency is high, while shoulder load is low. Thirteen subjects with a spinal cord injury (paraplegia) performed handcycling with different handbike setups at constant power output: four crank positions (two distances, two heights) and four backrest inclinations. The O
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)386-394
    JournalScandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports
    Volume24
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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