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    • The Accuracy Of New Wheelchair User Predictions About Their Future Wheelchair Use 

      Hoenig, Helen; Griffiths, Patricia; Harris, Frances; Caves, Kevin; Sprigle, Stephen (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-06)
      This study examined the accuracy of new wheelchair user predictions about their future wheelchair use. We used an existing database of 71 new manual wheelchair users with data obtained at baseline, 3-­‐ and 6-‐months ...
    • Analysis of Temperature and Relative Humidity Variation in Wheelchair Cushion Monitoring Tests 

      Eicholtz, Matthew; Sprigle, Stephen (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009)
      Clinicians need to prescribe wheelchair equipment that is tailored to the needs of the individual. Relative humidity affects friction and skin's ability to withstand loads. Increased tissue temperature increases metabolic ...
    • Anatomical Model Propulsion System (AMPS): Measuring Manual Wheelchair Efficiency 

      Dao, Phuc; Eicholtz, Matt; Caspall, Jayme; Sprigle, Stephen; Ferri, Aldo (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009)
      The goal of this project was to produce a test device and methodology capable of measuring the mechanical efficiency of manual wheelchairs. The result would provide an objective measure of wheelchair performance that ...
    • Anatomical Model Propulsion System: Measuring Manual Wheelchair Efficiency 

      Dao, Phuc; Sprigle, Stephen; Caspall, Jayme; Ferri, Aldo; Eicholtz, Matthew; Wang, Stan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010)
      The goal of this project was to produce a test device and methodology capable of measuring the mechanical efficiency of manual wheelchairs. The result would provide an objective measure of wheelchair performance that ...
    • Design and analysis of an inertial properties measurement device for manual wheelchairs 

      Eicholtz, Matthew R. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-07-07)
      The dynamics of rigid body motion are dependent on the inertial properties of the body - that is, the mass and moment of inertia. For complex systems, it may be necessary to derive these results empirically. Such is the ...
    • Effect of model design, cushion construction, and interface pressure mats on interface pressure and immersion 

      Pipkin, Leigh; Sprigle, Stephen (Georgia Institute of TechnologyDepartment of Veterans Affairs, 2008)
      Measuring interface pressure (IP) is one way to characterize cushion performance in the clinic and laboratory. This study explored how the presence of four commercially available IP mats affected IP on and immersion of ...
    • Height adjustable wheelchair seat design 

      Li, Yiran (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-07-08)
      Full time wheelchair users are at a height disadvantage during many function activities, such as transferring or reaching. Retrieving objects from the ground or a higher shelf while seated in the wheelchair can be both ...
    • Introducing Asymmetry to Wheelchair Design 

      Kong, Linghua (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005)
      This paper reports the use of asymmetry in designing the chassis of a power wheelchair. The innovative design uses and tests two kinds of power wheels and a new suspension structure. This design carefully considers features ...
    • Kangan Roo Project 

      Johanson, Colin; Jowers, Jonathan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007)
      The ‘Kangan Roo’ is an innovative electric wheelchair design that can automatically contract and extend its wheelbase while in use. By lengthening the wheelbase it becomes a sturdy outdoor electric wheelchair that can ride ...
    • Load Redistribution in Standing, Tilt-in-Space, and Reclining Wheelchairs 

      Sprigle, Stephen; Maurer, Chris; Prysock, Adrianne (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007)
    • Outcomes of an Assistive Technology Intervention Among Wheeled Mobility Users 

      Harris, Frances; Sprigle, Stephen (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007)
      This paper reports the outcomes of an assistive technology (AT) intervention among seating and mobility clients at an acute rehabilitation hospital between 2002 and 2004. Three instruments, OTFACT, PIADS, and the ATOM, ...
    • Positioning tweel technology for the wheelchair market 

      Sprigle, Stephen (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006-06-01)