Technical Brief

Design of a Universal Instrumented Wheelchair Hand Rim1

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Alan Gaglio, Jiahui Liang, Elizabeth Hsiao-Wecksler

Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
Urbana, IL 61801

Scott Daigle

IntelliWheels, Inc.,
Champaign, IL 61820

DOI: 10.1115/1.4033769Manuscript received March 1, 2016; final manuscript received March 17, 2016; published online August 1, 2016. Editor: William Durfee.

J. Med. Devices 10(3), 030956 (Aug 01, 2016) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-16-1095; doi: 10.1115/1.4033769 History: Received March 01, 2016; Revised March 17, 2016

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Fig. 1

Exploded view of instrumented wheelchair hand rim

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Fig. 2

(a) Orientation of global (upper case) and local (lower case) coordinate systems. (b) Coordinate frame orientations after a wheel rotation by φ.

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Fig. 3

Sagittal and coronal views of the instrumented hand rim

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Fig. 4

(a) Local xy forces and z torque for five propulsion cycles



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