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Technical Brief

Design of an Ergonomic Wheelchair Drive System for Improved Shoulder Biomechanics1

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Stuart Fairhurst

Minnesota Veterans Medical Research
and Education Foundation,
One Veterans Drive,
Minneapolis, MN 55417;
Department of Electrical Engineering,
University of Minnesota,
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Eric Nickel, Steve Morin

Minneapolis VA Health Care System,
Minneapolis, MN 55417

Gary Goldish

Minneapolis VA Health Care System,
Minneapolis, MN 55417;
Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation,
University of Minnesota,
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Andrew Hansen

Minneapolis VA Health Care System,
Minneapolis, MN 55417;
Rehabilitation Science Program,
University of Minnesota,
Minneapolis, MN 55455

DOI: 10.1115/1.4033766Manuscript received March 1, 2016; final manuscript received March 17, 2016; published online August 1, 2016. Editor: William Durfee.

J. Med. Devices 10(3), 030952 (Aug 01, 2016) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-16-1093; doi: 10.1115/1.4033766 History: Received March 01, 2016; Revised March 17, 2016

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Completed prototype

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Angles for ergonomic hand rim positioning

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Quick-release system

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Chain drive with hand rims removed

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