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Ergonomics of Manual Wheelchair Propulsion: State of the Art L. H. V. Van Der Woude

Ergonomics of Manual Wheelchair Propulsion: State of the Art

L. H. V. Van Der Woude

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ISBN : 9789051991185
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365 pages
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Mobility is fundamental to health, social integration and well-being of the human being. Henceforth mobility is viewed as fundamental to the outcome of the rehabilitation process of wheelchair dependent persons. Lower limb disabled people areMoreMobility is fundamental to health, social integration and well-being of the human being. Henceforth mobility is viewed as fundamental to the outcome of the rehabilitation process of wheelchair dependent persons. Lower limb disabled people are depending on a wheelchair for their mobility. Both the quality of the wheelchair, individual work capacity and the funcitonality of the wheelchair/user combination determine the freedom of mobility. This volume contains the proceedings of a workshop which was held within the framework of the four-year programme of the Concerted Action Mobility Retoration for Paralyzed Persons of the Commission of the Europeam Communities (COMAC-BME). It is dedicated to the exchange of know-how, theories and practical experiences with respect to the ergonomics of manual wheelchair propulsion, discussing physiology, biomechanics and ergonomics. The state of the art with respect to vehicle mechanics, wheelchair/user interaction, propulsion mechanisms, cardiovascular strain, training activities, seating, and more, is presented by a group of international experts in the field.