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 publicationStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
PublisherIOS Press
Pages929-934
Number of pages6
Volume217
ISBN (Print)9781614995654
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
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)09269630
ISSN (Electronic)18798365

Other

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

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Keywords

  • Manual wheelchair
  • Quantitative evaluation
  • Tire pressure
  • Workload

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

Cite this

Booka, M., Yoneda, I., Hashizume, T., Lee, H., Oku, H., & Fujisawa, S. (2015). Effect of Tire Pressure to Physical Workload at Operating a Manual Wheelchair. In Studies in Health Technology and Informatics (Vol. 217, pp. 929-934). (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 217). IOS Press. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-566-1-929