A Biomechanical Analysis of Handcycling: A Case Study

Faupin, Arnaud; Gorce, Philippe; Watelain, Eric; Meyer, Christophe; Thevenon, Andre
May 2010
Journal of Applied Biomechanics;May2010, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p240
Academic Journal
Case Study
The aim of this study was to investigate muscle activity, kinematic, and handgrip-force pattern generation during handcycling. One able-bodied participant performed a 1-min exercise test on a handcycle at 70 revolutions per minute. This article proposes an original data collection and analysis methodology that gathers synchronized kinematics, kinetics, and electromyography. Such data, which most often appear complex, are easily summarized using this methodology. This preliminary study has an new setup and offers good indications on the biomechanical pattern for handcycling movement analysis.


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