A preliminary investigation of handrim kinetics in various environmental situations crossed in manual wheelchair
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During manual wheelchair (MWC) locomotion, the user's upper limbs are subject to significant levels of stress and fatigue because the upper body is permanently engaged to propel the MWC and in all daily activities (van der Woude et al., 2001). This stress can lead to pain and wounds in the upper limbs which in turn may lead to difficulties in autonomy and social integration for MWC users. Suggesting adequate and accessible paths for urban locomotion to MWC users could be a way to reduce the loads sustained by the upper limbs for this population. Tools for suggesting accessible places have already been forwarded in several smartphone applications, but no solution is currently able to provide the best accessible path to move from one place to another. This primarily requires the definition of a quantitative criterion that can be linked to the user’ individual physical capacities In the literature, the physical difficulty of a situation is generally described using either the propelling torque (i.e. the torque acting at the wheel hub and that ensure the wheel rotation) or through the total force applied by the user on the handrim (Koontz et al., 2005; Richter et al., 2007). However, it is unknown if the ranking of the situation difficulty based on these two criteria are equivalent. Hence, the aim of this preliminary study was to evaluate the ranking of various environmental situations according to the two previous criteria: propelling torque and the handrim total force.
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Article dans une revue avec comité de lectureROUVIER, Théo; LOUESSARD, Aude; HYBOIS, Samuel; SIMONETTI, Emeline; BASCOU, Joseph; PONTONNIER, Charles; PILLET, Hélène; SAURET, Christophe (Public Library of Science, 2022-06-23)During manual wheelchair (MWC) locomotion, the user's upper limbs are subject to heavy stresses and fatigue because the upper body is permanently engaged to propel the MWC. These stresses and fatigue vary according to the ...
Communication avec acteBASCOU, Joseph; FALLOT, Constantin; PILLET, Hélène; HYBOIS, Samuel; LAVASTE, François; SAURET, Christophe (Informa UK Limited, 2017)The aim of this study was to quantify the energy lost during typical daily living activities with a manual wheelchair.
Shoulder kinetics during start-up and propulsion with a manual wheelchair within the initial phase of uninstructed training Article dans une revue avec comité de lectureHYBOIS, Samuel; SIEGEL, Alice; BASCOU, Joseph; EYDIEUX, Nicolas; VASLIN, Philippe; PILLET, Hélène; FODÉ, Pascale; SAURET, Christophe (Informa Healthcare/Taylor and Francis, 2017)Purpose: Wheelchair locomotion is constraining for the upper limbs and involves a set of motor tasks that need to be learnt by a novice user. To understand this integration process, we investigated the evolution of shoulder ...
Changes in Wheelchair Biomechanics Within the First 120 Minutes of Practice: Spatiotemporal Parameters, Handrim Forces, Motor Force, Rolling Resistance and Fore-Aft Stability Article dans une revue avec comité de lectureEYDIEUX, Nicolas; HYBOIS, Samuel; SIEGEL, Alice; BASCOU, Joseph; VASELIN, Philippe; PILLET, Hélène; FODÉ, Pascale; SAURET, Christophe (Informa Healthcare/Taylor and Francis, 2020)Purpose: During manual wheelchair (MWC) skill acquisition, users adapt their propulsion technique through changes in biomechanical parameters. This evolution is assumed to be driven towards a more efficient behavior. ...
On the influence of the shoulder kinematic chain on joint kinematics and musculotendon lengths during wheelchair propulsion estimated from multibody kinematics optimization Article dans une revue avec comité de lecturePUCHAUD, Pierre; HYBOIS, Samuel; LOMBART, Antoine; BASCOU, Joseph; PILLET, Hélène; FODÉ, Pascale; SAURET, Christophe (American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2019)Multibody kinematic optimization is frequently used to assess shoulder kinematics during manual wheelchair (MWC) propulsion but multiple kinematics chains are available. It is hypothesized that these different kinematic ...