Effect of Tire Pressure to Physical Workload at Operating a Manual Wheelchair

Masayuki Booka, Ikuo Yoneda, Tsutomu Hashizume, Hokyoo Lee, Hidehisa Oku, Shoichiro Fujisawa

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Abstract

It is often experienced that low tire pressure of the wheelchair not only increases running resistance, but also reduces parking brake performance. In this study, the required driving forces for different tire pressures were experimentally measured and evaluated. It was indicated from the result that the wheelchair with proper tire pressure could be run with less workload of wheelchair-user. Then it was also indicated that the wheelchair with a lower tire pressure needed more workload of wheelchair-user even on hard level surface.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAssistive Technology
Subtitle of host publicationBuilding Bridges
EditorsCecilia Sik-Lanyi, Peter Cudd, Klaus Miesenberger, Evert-Jan Hoogerwerf
PublisherIOS Press
Pages929-934
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781614995654
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1
Event13th European Conference on the Advancement of Assistive Technology, AAATE 2015 - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 2015 Sep 92015 Sep 12

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume217
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Other

Other13th European Conference on the Advancement of Assistive Technology, AAATE 2015
CountryHungary
CityBudapest
Period15/9/915/9/12

Keywords

  • Manual wheelchair
  • Quantitative evaluation
  • Tire pressure
  • Workload

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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