A systematic methodology to analyze the impact of hand-rim wheelchair propulsion on the upper limb

Larraga García, Blanca and Lozano Berrio, Vicente and Gutiérrez Martín, Álvaro and Gil Agudo, Ángel and Ama Espinosa, Antonio J. del (2019). A systematic methodology to analyze the impact of hand-rim wheelchair propulsion on the upper limb. "Sensors", v. 19 (n. 21); pp. 1-19. ISSN 1424-8220. https://doi.org/10.3390/s19214643.

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Title: A systematic methodology to analyze the impact of hand-rim wheelchair propulsion on the upper limb
Author/s:
  • Larraga García, Blanca
  • Lozano Berrio, Vicente
  • Gutiérrez Martín, Álvaro
  • Gil Agudo, Ángel
  • Ama Espinosa, Antonio J. del
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Sensors
Date: 25 October 2019
ISSN: 1424-8220
Volume: 19
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: methodology; spinal cord injury; biomechanics; wheelchairs; upper limb
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Tecnología Fotónica y Bioingeniería
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Manual wheelchair propulsion results in physical demand of the upper limb extremities that, because of its repetitive nature, can lead to chronic pathologies on spinal cord injury patients. The aim of this study was to design and test a methodology to compare kinematic and kinetic variables of the upper limb joints when propelling different wheelchairs. Moreover, this methodology was used to analyze the differences that may exist between paraplegic and tetraplegic patients when propelling two different wheelchairs. Five adults with paraplegia and five adults with tetraplegia performed several propulsion tests. Participants propelled two different wheelchairs for three minutes at 0.833 m/s (3 km/h) with one minute break between the tests. Kinematic and kinetic variables of the upper limb as well as variables with respect to the propulsion style were recorded. Important differences in the kinetic and kinematic variables of the joints of the upper limb were found when comparing paraplegic and tetraplegic patients. Nevertheless, this difference depends on the wheelchair used. As expected, in all tests, the shoulder shows to be the most impacted joint.

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TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Universidad Politécnica de MadridUnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnspecified

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Item ID: 63921
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/63921/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:63921
DOI: 10.3390/s19214643
Official URL: https://www.mdpi.com/1424-8220/19/21/4643
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 04 Oct 2020 09:01
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2020 09:01
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