Advertisement

EMG Comparison of Sport Manual Wheelchair Propelled by Lever Drive and Push Rims and Possible Consequences for Rehabilitation: A Case Study

  • Krzysztof Fiok
  • Michalina Błażkiewicz
  • Ida Wiszomirska
  • Nadir Skendraoui
  • Fabien Bogard
  • Sébastien Murer
  • Redha Taiar
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 876)

Abstract

The goal of this paper is to demonstrate a comparison of EMG muscle activity of a subject who conducted two 4 min long rides on a manual wheelchair using push rims and lever drive. The tests were carried out on a mechanical treadmill which allowed for maintaining constant ride conditions regarding slope and velocity of the wheelchair. The resulting muscle activity is presented in % MVC as a function of elbow joint position in deg. From this case study we conclude that it is possible that using lever drive for wheelchair propulsion activates muscles of a subject differently from push rims thus enabling a different way of muscle rehabilitation.

Keywords

EMG Rehabilitation Sport Wheelchair Propulsion Lever drive Push rim 

References

  1. Van der Woude, L.H.V., de Groot, S., Janssen, T.W.J.: Manual wheelchairs: research and innovation in rehabilitation, sports, daily life and health. Med. Eng. Phys. 28(9), 905–915 (2006)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Lui, J., Sadeghi, M.: Mechanical efficiency of two commercial lever-propulsion mechanisms for manual wheelchair locomotion. J. Rehabil. Res. Dev. 50(10), 1363 (2013)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Sasaki, M., et al.: Shoulder joint contact force during lever-propelled wheelchair propulsion. Robomech J. 2(1), 1–10 (2015)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Requejo, P.S., Lee, S.E., Mulroy, S.J., Haubert, L.L., Bontrager, E.L., Gronley, J.K., Perry, J.: Shoulder muscular demand during lever-activated vs pushrim wheelchair propulsion in persons with spinal cord injury. J. Spinal Cord Med. 31(5), 568–577 (2007)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Freriks, B., Hermens, H.J.: Roessingh Research and Development b.v., European Recommendations for Surface ElectroMyoGraphy, results of the SENIAM project (1999). ISBN 90-75452-14-4 (CD-rom)Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • Krzysztof Fiok
    • 1
  • Michalina Błażkiewicz
    • 1
  • Ida Wiszomirska
    • 1
  • Nadir Skendraoui
    • 2
  • Fabien Bogard
    • 2
  • Sébastien Murer
    • 2
  • Redha Taiar
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of RehabilitationJózef Piłsudski University of Physical Education in WarsawWarsawPoland
  2. 2.GRESPI URCAReimsFrance

Personalised recommendations