Computer-controlled wheelchair ergometer

  • R. Niesing
  • F. Eijskoot
  • R. Kranse
  • A. H. den Ouden
  • J. Storm
  • H. E. J. Veeger
  • L. H. V. van der Woude
  • C. J. Snijders
Rehabilitation Engineering

Abstract

A new wheelchair ergometer has been designed in which a combination of realistic simulation of wheelchair propulsion—with adjustable parameters for rolling resistance, air drag, wind speed and slope—and force measurement has been realised. The static solution enables the measurement of physiological and kinesiological parameters. All data from force transducers in seat and backrest, torque transducers in the wheels and force transducers in the wheelframes as well as the acquired speed are sampled in a data-acquisition system. An offline curve processor allows the acquired data to be processed with standard or custom-programmed routines. Preliminary results have been added and are discussed.

Keywords

Dynamometry Ergometer Propulsion Wheelchair 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Niesing
    • 1
  • F. Eijskoot
    • 1
  • R. Kranse
    • 1
  • A. H. den Ouden
    • 1
  • J. Storm
    • 1
  • H. E. J. Veeger
    • 2
  • L. H. V. van der Woude
    • 2
  • C. J. Snijders
    • 3
  1. 1.Central Research LaboratoriesErasmus University RotterdamRotterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, Department of Functional AnatomyFree UniversityAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, Department of Biomedical Physics & TechnologyErasmus University RotterdamRotterdamThe Netherlands

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