Motions of Propelling a Wheelchair Based on the Movement Function of People with Spinal Cord Injury

Kunihiro Ogata, Shingo Hasegawa, Tsuyoshi Nakayama, Nobuto Matsuhira, Eiichi Ono

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Abstract

Some persons with spinal injuries use manual or electric wheelchairs to allow them to move independently. Their body shape and body function tends to be changed due to their disability. The purpose of this study was to assist in the development of functional and fashionable clothes that can encourage social participation of persons with disabilities. Here, we evaluated the comfort level of such clothes when using wheelchair by using a dummy robot. First, the motion of propelling a wheelchair and the body function, such as range of motion and manual muscle test, of persons with spinal cord injuries were evaluated, and the motion patterns were classified. Next, the average motion patterns were generated for a dummy robot based on the measurement results. While the dummy robot performed the motions of propelling a wheelchair, the forces acting on the arm were measured and used to evaluate the potential comfort of the functional clothing.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2019 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages385-390
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538636152
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Apr 25
Event2019 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2019 - Paris, France
Duration: 2019 Jan 142019 Jan 16

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2019 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2019

Conference

Conference2019 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2019
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period19/1/1419/1/16

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Ogata, K., Hasegawa, S., Nakayama, T., Matsuhira, N., & Ono, E. (2019). Motions of Propelling a Wheelchair Based on the Movement Function of People with Spinal Cord Injury. In Proceedings of the 2019 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2019 (pp. 385-390). [8700439] (Proceedings of the 2019 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2019). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/SII.2019.8700439