Evaluation of two wheelchair hand rim models: contact pressure distribution in straight line and curve trajectories

  title={Evaluation of two wheelchair hand rim models: contact pressure distribution in straight line and curve trajectories},
  author={Danilo C. Silva and Luis Carlos Paschoarelli and Fausto Orsi Medola},
  pages={1563 - 1571}
Abstract Manual wheelchairs are essential for people with disabilities or limited mobility. However, manual propulsion causes biomechanical loads, including contact pressures on the palms of the hands. The hand rim design has received little attention over time, remaining almost unchanged since its creation. This study investigated how two different designs of such devices – one standard and another with a contoured design – influence the contact pressure on the surface of the hands. The… Expand
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