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A wheelchair usage monitoring/logging system

Ding, D and Leister, E and Cooper, RA and Spaeth, D and Cooper, R and Kelleher, A and Boninger, ML (2005) A wheelchair usage monitoring/logging system. Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings, 7 VOLS. 6897 - 6899. ISSN 0589-1019

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Real life information on wheelchair usage is important for investigating the effectiveness of certain features, evaluate users' performance, and eventually improve the safety and reliability of wheelchairs. The purpose of the study is to develop a wheelchair usage monitoring/logging system that travels with wheelchair users in their daily activity settings and collects data independently. The system consists of a wheel rotation logging module, a GPS logging module, and a seating posture logging module. It obtains data on how far wheelchair users drive, where they have been, and how long they spend in various seating positions. The initial testing results showed that the system can be used as a clinical compliance tool to determine how clients are using their wheelchairs, and if they are effectively using seat features to relieve seating pressure. © 2005 IEEE.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Ding, Ddad5@pitt.eduDAD5
Leister, E
Spaeth, D
Cooper, Rcooperrm@pitt.eduCOOPERRM
Kelleher, Aakellehe@pitt.eduAKELLEHE
Boninger, MLboninger@pitt.eduBONINGER0000-0001-6966-919X
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Human Engineering Research Laboratories
Date: 1 January 2005
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
Volume: 7 VOLS
Page Range: 6897 - 6899
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1109/iembs.2005.1616091
Schools and Programs: School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences > Rehabilitation Science and Technology
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0589-1019
PubMed ID: 17281860
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2012 14:07
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2023 14:55


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