People with spinal cord injury usually rely on
their ability to propel a manual wheelchair for independent
mobility. Achieving the highest degree of
independence in a manual wheelchair often depends
on the user's ability to negotiate a range of environments
and overcome indoor and outdoor obstacles.
Ramps of varying degrees are frequent both outdoors
and indoors. Wheelchair users adopt different postures
and employ different stroke techniques to suit
different locomotion tasks. We developed a method
for identifying shoulder muscle coordination patterns
during level-ground versus incline wheelchair propulsion.
This approach allows for patterns and trends
in electromyography characteristics to effectively and
consistently map out patterns of physical activity.
Volume 50 Number 5, 2013
Pages 651 — 662
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