Biomechanic evaluation of upper-extremity symmetry during manual wheelchair propulsion over varied terrain.

@article{Hurd2008BiomechanicEO,
  title={Biomechanic evaluation of upper-extremity symmetry during manual wheelchair propulsion over varied terrain.},
  author={Wendy J. Hurd and Melissa M. B. Morrow and Kenton R. Kaufman and Kai-Nan An},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  year={2008},
  volume={89 10},
  pages={1996-2002}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate upper-extremity symmetry during wheelchair propulsion across multiple terrain surfaces. DESIGN Case series. SETTING A biomechanics laboratory and the general community. PARTICIPANTS Manual wheelchair users (N=12). INTERVENTIONS Not applicable. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Symmetry indexes for the propulsion moment, total force, tangential force, fractional effective force, time-to-peak propulsion moment, work, length of push cycle, and power during wheelchair propulsion… CONTINUE READING