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Upper Limb Cycle Ergometer for Supine Exercise

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Eric Nickel, Steve Morin

Minneapolis VA Health Care System,
Minneapolis, MN

Andrew Hansen

Minneapolis VA Health Care System,
Minneapolis, MN;
Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation,
University of Minnesota

Gary Goldish

Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation,
University of Minnesota

Stuart Fairhurst

Minneapolis VA Health Care System,
Minneapolis, MN;
Department of Electrical Engineering,
University of Minnesota;
Department of Biomedical Engineering,
University of Minnesota

Manuscript received March 15, 2013; final manuscript received April 24, 2013; published online June 5, 2013. Editor: Arthur G. Erdman.

J. Med. Devices 7(2), 020910 (Jun 05, 2013) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-13-1045; doi: 10.1115/1.4024325 History: Received March 15, 2013; Revised April 24, 2013

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Fig. 1

Prototype with safety guards removed to show internal components

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Fig. 2

(Left) Upper limb cycle ergometer for supine exercise. (Middle) Device being used in the supine position. (Right) User accessing the monitor to change the pedaling resistance.

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Fig. 3

Safety switches were added to the bottom surface of the crank guard, shown in the normal crank position (left) and at the position where the motor is interrupted (right)

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Fig. 4

Upper limb cycle ergometer being used in a wheelchair (left) and in a standing frame (right)



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