Wheelchair propulsion analysis system that incorporates human skeletal muscular model analyses on the flat floor and slope

Akihiko Hanafusa, Motoki Sugawara, Teruhiko Fuwa, Tomozumi Ikeda, Naoki Suzuki, Asaki Hattori

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Abstract

A wheelchair propulsion analysis system that can be used to generate the motion of propulsion and calculate the driving force and the muscular force using a human model having a skeleton and muscles was developed. To evaluate the driving force and muscular forces calculated by the analysis system, typical forward movement of two cycles of propulsion from the start-up on a flat floor and on a slope were measured and the movement including the trunk was input to the system. In addition, the muscular forces of biceps, triceps, clavicular and acromion deltoids, pectoralis major and extensor carpi radialis were evaluated by electromyogram. The calculated driving force was in good agreement with the measured driving force even on the slope and the trend of calculated muscular force corresponded with measured electromyogram data. The system is effective for analyzing the driving force and load on muscles during the wheelchair propulsion.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMedical Imaging and Augmented Reality - 4th International Workshop, Proceedings
Pages70-80
Number of pages11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Sep 1
Event4th International Workshop on Medical Imaging and Augmented Reality, MIAR 2008 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2008 Aug 12008 Aug 2

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5128 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference4th International Workshop on Medical Imaging and Augmented Reality, MIAR 2008
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period08/8/108/8/2

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Keywords

  • Human model
  • Muscular force
  • Propulsion
  • Wheelchair

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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Hanafusa, A., Sugawara, M., Fuwa, T., Ikeda, T., Suzuki, N., & Hattori, A. (2008). Wheelchair propulsion analysis system that incorporates human skeletal muscular model analyses on the flat floor and slope. In Medical Imaging and Augmented Reality - 4th International Workshop, Proceedings (pp. 70-80). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 5128 LNCS). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-79982-5_8