Assessment of geometric and mechanical parameters in wheelchair seating: a variability study.

  title={Assessment of geometric and mechanical parameters in wheelchair seating: a variability study.},
  author={Carl Maltais and Jean Dansereau and Rachid Aissaoui and Mich{\`e}le Lacoste},
  journal={IEEE transactions on rehabilitation engineering : a publication of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society},
  volume={7 1},
A measurement method has been developed to quantify the posture of able-bodied subjects seated in their wheelchair. Fourteen geometric parameters were measured in order to represent the pelvis, trunk and lower limbs orientations. They were defined by digitizing the three-dimensional (3-D) position of 23 anatomical landmarks using a mechanical articulated arm (Microscribe3D, Immersion Corporation). Mechanical parameters were used to measure the maximum pressure, mean pressure and peak pressure… CONTINUE READING
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