Quantification of Activity During Wheelchair Basketball and Rugby at the National Veterans Wheelchair Games: A Pilot Study

  title={Quantification of Activity During Wheelchair Basketball and Rugby at the National Veterans Wheelchair Games: A Pilot Study},
  author={Michelle Lynn Sporner and Garrett G. Grindle and Annmarie Kelleher and Emily Teodorski and Rosemarie Cooper and Rory A. Cooper},
  journal={Prosthetics and Orthotics International},
  pages={210 - 217}
To date, no published data exists on distances and speeds traveled by rugby or basketball players during game play. The purpose of this study was to provide quantitative information of selected characteristics of wheelchair basketball and rugby game play. A miniaturized data logger was used to collect the distance traveled, average velocity, activity time, and number of starts and stops during basketball and rugby games. Participants were recruited prior to wheelchair basketball and rugby… 

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