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PO1.3: The Effect of Wheelchair Back Support Shape on Reach Accuracy

Reaching is common activity of wheelchair users. Sixteen healthy subjects performed a reaching task 10 times in both a conventional wheelchair and a wheelchair with pelvic support. The back support shape with pelvic support promoted less variation in muscle activity during the task and improved reach accuracy.

 

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this session, attendees will be able to;

 

Faculty:

Atsuki Ukita, OT
Social Medical Corporation Hokuto, Tokachi Rehabilitation Center
Obihiro, Hokkaido
Japan

Atsuki Ukita is an occupational therapist and received a doctoral degree in health science from Hokkaido University in 2016. He now works in a rehabilitation hospital as a therapist. His main area of research is assistive devices, specifically wheelchairs. He is interested in the effect of device configuration on human activities.

Hiroki Mani, PT
Faculty of Health Sciences, Hokkaido University
Sapporo, Hokkaido
Japan

Masayuki Abe, OT
Social Medical Corporation Hokuto, Tokachi Rehabilitation Center
Obihiro, Hokkaido
Japan

Hirotoshi Kishigami, OT
Faculty of Health Sciences, Hokkaido University
Sapporo, Hokkaido
Japan

Tatsuo Hatta, OT
Faculty of Health Sciences, Nihoniryo University
Eniwa, Hokkaido
Japan

 

References:

    1. Pereira, S., Silva, C. C., Ferreira, S., Silva, C., Oliveira, N., Santos, R., & Correia, M. V. (2014). Anticipatory postural adjustments during sitting reach movement in post-stroke subjects. Journal of
      Electromyography and Kinesiology, 24(1), 165-171.
    2. Bonnefoy, A., Louis, N., & Gorce, P. (2009). Muscle activation during a reach-to-grasp movement in sitting position: Influence of the distance. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 19(2), 269-275.
    3. Yang, Y., Koontz, A. M., Triolo, R. J., Mercer, J. L., & Boninger, M. L. (2006). Surface electromyography activity of trunk muscles during wheelchair propulsion. Clinical Biomechanics, 21(10), 1032-1041.

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