D-2-5 Effect of rear wheel operation for manual wheelchair by helpers on user's riding comfort and helper's physical strain, navigating steps(General Session in English (2))

Hiroko Noto, Satoshi Muraki
2013 Proceedings of the Annual Conference of Biomedical Fuzzy Systems Association  
Abstraet; steps are one ofthe main,tLictons that have an qt}lect on the physical strain of wheelchair heipers andthe scoflety oj'u4heelchair usens. in this stzicly, we examined the relationship between the movement of the rear veheels ofthe wheelchair during the navigation ofsteps and ive examined the relationship between the movement of the rear wheels of the wheelchair during the navigation of steps, and the pbysical strain ofheipers and user 's riding conzfort. Although the niaximum height
more » ... at the rear nheels were lijlred was controiled aecorcfing to the stqp heigh4 the distance driven during lij}ing rear -heels was not related to the stqp height. Heiper 's piptsical strgin increased with the distance driven vehile rear wheels were lij}ed PV7ien me ana(vaed the correlation coqLficients among indbu:es for the rear-MVieel locomotion, distance between rear wheels and stqp just bE:fbre lij}ing had signtficantpositive correlation with the diytance cb"iven -hile rear wheels were lijled 71ijese.findings suggest that the distance between the rear ivheels and stepjust bEl?)re lij}ing ean be used as an operation index in the development ofprefbrred techniques for lij}ing the rear wheels and therehy relieving theplu,sical strain ofhelpers.
doi:10.24466/pacbfsa.26.0_119 fatcat:h42vjo5tuvh2nfnrimhqy3qhm4