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Coordination patterns of shoulder muscles during level-ground and incline wheelchair propulsion

Liping Qi, PhD, et al.

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.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2012.06.0109

Volume 50 Number 5, 2013
   Pages 651 — 662


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Qi L, Wakeling J, Grange S, Ferguson-Pell M. Coordination patterns of shoulder muscles during level-ground and incline wheelchair propulsion. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2013; 50(5):651–62.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2012.06.0109
ResearcherID/ORCID: Liping Qi, PhD: D-2061-2013; Martin Ferguson-Pell, PhD: A-2326-2012
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