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Bimanual gliding control for indoor power wheelchair driving

Yang-Hua Lin, PhD, et al.

This study describes a wheelchair control interface designed with a bimanual gliding (BG) mechanism and compares the indoor driving performance by BG with that by a conventional joystick (CJ) control. We examined 11 experienced and 11 novice manual wheelchair users. Experienced wheelchair users using the BG control needed less time to practice and complete the task. They also focused on the elbow extensors instead of the wrist muscles while using the BG control. Novice wheelchair users involved less of their wrist muscles when using the BG control compared with the wrist muscle activated when using the CJ control.
http:dx.doi.org/10.1682.JRRD.2011.12.0230

Volume 50 Number 3, 2013
   Pages 357 — 366


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Lin YH, Kuo CH, Ng HH, Liu WY, Lien HY. Bimanual gliding control for indoor power wheelchair driving. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2013;50(3):357–66.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2011.12.0230
ResearcherID/ORCID: Yang-Hua Lin, PhD: C-7243-2013; Chung-Hsien Kuo, PhD: C-7253-2013; How-Hing Ng, MS: C-7370-2013; Wen-Yu Liu, PhD: C-7299-2013; Hen-Yu Lien, PhD: C-7444-2013
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