Whole-body vibration during manual wheelchair propulsion with selected seat cushions and back supports

  title={Whole-body vibration during manual wheelchair propulsion with selected seat cushions and back supports},
  author={C. P. DiGiovine and R. A. Cooper and S. G. Fitzgerald and M Boninger and E. J. Wolf and Songfeng Guo},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering},
Although the exposure to whole-body vibrations (WBV) has been shown to be detrimental to seated humans, the effects of wheelchairs and seating systems on the transmission of vibration to an individual have not been thoroughly examined. The purpose of this study was to determine if the selected wheelchair seat cushions and back supports minimize the transmission of vibrations. Thirty-two wheelchair users traversed an activities of daily living course three times using 16 randomly selected… CONTINUE READING

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