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Effects of rugby wheelchair design on output velocity and acceleration

Usma-Alvarez, Clara Cristina, Fuss, Franz Konstantin and Subic, Aleksandar 2011, Effects of rugby wheelchair design on output velocity and acceleration, Procedia Engineering, vol. 13, pp. 315-321, doi: 10.1016/j.proeng.2011.05.091.

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Title Effects of rugby wheelchair design on output velocity and acceleration
Author(s) Usma-Alvarez, Clara CristinaORCID iD for Usma-Alvarez, Clara Cristina orcid.org/0000-0003-4438-5582
Fuss, Franz Konstantin
Subic, Aleksandar
Journal name Procedia Engineering
Volume number 13
Start page 315
End page 321
Total pages 7
Publisher Elsevier B.V.
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2011-08-18
ISSN 1877-7058
Keyword(s) Wheelchair rugby
Dynamics
Ergometer
Wheelchair design
Summary The effects of specific wheelchair design parameters on performance improvement in wheelchair rugby in particular have not been described nor defined in research literature to date. The interaction between the wheelchair and the athlete is difficult to comprehend. With the aim of exploring the influence of wheelchair design variations on acceleration and velocity values for wheelchair rugby athletes, RMIT University research team has developed a purpose-built fully adjustable wheelchair frame for use with a wheelchair ergometer. These two instruments used in conjunction, allow valid and reliable data collection in controlled experiments. This paper presents a case study describing a novel method developed for quantitative analysis of the effects of variations of vertical and horizontal seat, and wheelchair camber angle on the performance of an elite athlete during wheelchair propulsion on a static ergometer.
Notes 5th Asia-Pacific Congress on Sports Technology APCST
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.proeng.2011.05.091
Field of Research MD Multidisciplinary
0910 Manufacturing Engineering
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2011, The Authors
Free to Read? Yes
Use Rights Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No-Derivatives licence
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30089507

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