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Pilot study for quantifying driving characteris- tics during power wheelchair soccer

Amit Kumar, MS, PT, et al.


Figure 1. Custom data-logging device used to monitor power wheelchair usage during soccer games.

Participation in adapted sports has contributed significantly to the quality of life of veterans with disabilities. This study measured the mobility patterns of power wheelchair soccer players during the National Veterans Wheelchair Games. A custom- designed data-logging device was used to capture the average distance, speed, and amount of time the power soccer players used their wheelchairs during a game. The information from this descriptive study provides insight for future research in the field of adapted sports for people with high-level impairments using power wheelchairs for their mobility.

Volume 49 Number 1, 2012
   Pages 75 — 82


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Kumar A, Karmarkar AM, Collins DM, Souza A, Oyster ML, Cooper R, Cooper RA. Pilot study for quantifying driving characteristics during power wheelchair soccer. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2012;49(1):75–82.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2010.09.0191
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