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.
Volume 50 Number 3, 2013
Pages 357 — 366
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