research update. Activity Monitors for Wheelchair Users

January 2011
PN;Jan2011, Vol. 65 Issue 1, p30
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The article discusses the development of a wheelchair-propulsion monitoring device (WPMD) for wheelchair users. The device includes a context-aware software used to observed patterns of wheelchair propulsion and to measure the upper-limb usage and independent mobility for wheelchair propulsion. Researchers put the WPMD to the test during the National Veterans Wheelchair Games (NVWG) and found that it can be useful in providing both quantity and quality measures of upper-limb movements.


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