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In-seat activity of wheelchair users measured over multiple epochs dataset
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-01-18)
Pressure ulcers, by definition, are caused by external forces on the tissues, often in the regions of bony prominences. Wheelchair users are at risk to develop sitting-acquired pressure ulcers, which occur in the regions ...
Assessment of the ISO Impact Damping Test
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012)
The ISO impact damping test characterizes wheelchair cushion abilities to reduce impact loading on issues and to help maintain postural stability, reporting the number of rebounds greater than ...
An Exploratory Analysis of The Role of Adipose Characteristics in Fulltime Wheelchair Users’ Pressure Injury History - Supplementary Data
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021)
The goals of this study were 1) to identify the relationship between adipose (subcutaneous and intramuscular) characteristics and pressure injury (PrI) history in wheelchair users, and 2) to identify subject characteristics, ...
Survey of Users of Wheelchair Seat Elevators
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017)
This is a technical report to document and share the data collected using an on-line anonymous survey of wheelchair users who use seat elevators..
Design of a Robotic System to Measure Propulsion Work of Over-ground Wheelchair Maneuvers
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014)
A wheelchair-propelling robot has been developed to measure the efficiency of manual wheelchairs. The use of a robot has certain advantages compared to the use of human operators with respect to repeatability of measurements ...
A method for identifying human-generated forces during an extensor thrust
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006)
Background. Involuntary extensor thrust experienced by wheelchair users with neurological disorders may cause injuries via impact with the wheelchair, lead to the occupant sliding out of the seat, and also damage the ...
Mobility Metrics for Manual Wheelchair Use in Everyday Life
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-06)
In this study, a method for the robust detection of manual wheelchair movement with accelerometer-based data logging is used to obtain metrics of wheelchair mobility that complement mean- and total-distance-only based ...
Kinematics of Lateral Transfers: A Pilot Study
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005)
People with spinal cord injuries (SCI) must transfer many times daily. Despite the importance of proper transfers, researchers have not completely described the kinematics of lateral transfers. In this study, 19 male adults ...
Inventor-Driven Product Development
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010)
Inventors of assistive technology often lack resources to support product development and this may hinder their ability to develop useful and commercially viable devices. The purpose of this on‐going project is to support ...
Characterization of Power Wheelchair Use in the Home and Community
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008)
Objective: To characterize the use of power wheelchairs and to determine if multiple measures of mobility and occupancy jointly provide a more comprehensive picture of wheelchair usage and daily activity in full-time power ...