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Frequency analysis of kinematics of racing wheelchair propulsion

DiGiovine, CP and Cooper, RA and DiGiovine, MM and Boninger, ML and Robertson, RN (2000) Frequency analysis of kinematics of racing wheelchair propulsion. IEEE Transactions on Rehabilitation Engineering, 8 (3). 385 - 393. ISSN 1063-6528

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The purpose of this study was to describe the frequency content of racing wheelchair propulsion motion data. The selection of the filter corner frequency in previous kinematic analyses of manual wheelchair propulsion was commonly based on gait literature. An estimate of the frequency separating the signal and the noise was determined to make recommendations for low-pass digital filters. The global (noncoordinate specific) cutoff frequency was 6 Hz. The directional cutoff frequencies were 5.1, 3.9, and 5.6 Hz, in the anterior-posterior, superior-inferior and medial-lateral directions, respectively. Recommendations for the corner frequencies of low-pass Butterworth digital filters based on the cutoff frequency are higher than the corner frequencies used in previous studies of manual wheelchair propulsion kinematic data. This study provides a foundation for the data reduction of manual wheelchair propulsion kinematic data that is independent of gait literature.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
DiGiovine, CP
DiGiovine, MM
Boninger, MLboninger@pitt.eduBONINGER
Robertson, RN
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Human Engineering Research Laboratories
Date: 1 September 2000
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: IEEE Transactions on Rehabilitation Engineering
Volume: 8
Number: 3
Page Range: 385 - 393
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1109/86.867880
Schools and Programs: School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences > Rehabilitation Science and Technology
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1063-6528
MeSH Headings: Adult; Artifacts; Calibration; Female; Humans; Locomotion--physiology; Male; Middle Aged; Numerical Analysis, Computer-Assisted--instrumentation; Signal Processing, Computer-Assisted--instrumentation; Sports; Videotape Recording--instrumentation; Videotape Recording--methods; Wheelchairs
PubMed ID: 11001518
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2012 20:43
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2019 03:55


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