The manual wheelchair wheelie: A review of our current understanding of an important motor skill

  title={The manual wheelchair wheelie: A review of our current understanding of an important motor skill},
  author={R. Kirby and C. Smith and R. Seaman and D. MacLeod and K. Parker},
  journal={Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology},
  pages={119 - 127}
  • R. Kirby, C. Smith, +2 authors K. Parker
  • Published 2006
  • Engineering, Medicine
  • Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology
  • Purpose. To review the current understanding of the manual wheelchair wheelie. Method. Review of the literature. Results. A rear wheelchair wheelie occurs when the front wheels, ordinarily in contact with the support surface, are intentionally caused, by means of a transient or sustainable rear pitch, to lift from the surface while the rear wheels remain on the surface. Pitch control (partial or full) is the foundation of many wheelchair skills (e.g., negotiating thresholds, potholes, curbs… CONTINUE READING
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