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Controllability of manual and powered wheelchairs for spinal cord injury users

Drury, C and Koontz, A and Feathers, D and Kankipatr, P and Paquet, V and Lin, JF (2008) Controllability of manual and powered wheelchairs for spinal cord injury users. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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This study investigates wheelchair maneuvering control for persons with a spinal cord injury across two protocols, path control and terminal aiming. Thirty-one participants using either a manual or powered wheelchair, performed self-paced longitudinal movements (path control) as well as self-paced stopping actions (terminal aiming) across multiple trials. Results show performance differences across both protocols for manual and power wheelchair user groups. This study exemplifies the use of model-based data for clinical applications. Further research using this approach may help to identify individual control settings for optimal maneuvering performance.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Drury, C
Koontz, Aakoontz@pitt.eduAKOONTZ
Feathers, D
Kankipatr, P
Paquet, V
Lin, JF
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Human Engineering Research Laboratories
Date: 1 December 2008
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Volume: 2
Page Range: 714 - 718
Event Type: Conference
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences > Rehabilitation Science and Technology
Refereed: No
ISBN: 9781605606859
ISSN: 1071-1813
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2012 16:24
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2019 13:55


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