Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):

Ch. Makovec, W. Reichenfelser, H. Hackl, M. Gföhler:
"Wheelchair Exercise Device";
Talk: TAR 2009, Berlin (invited); 2009-03-18 - 2009-03-19; in: "Proc. 2 nd European Conference for Technically Assisted Rehabilitation", (2009), ISSN: 1862-4871; 4 pages.

English abstract:
Cycle training for persons with paralysis of the lower limbs in combination with functional electrical stimulation (FES) improves their physical status. A stationary training apparatus for mounting on a standard wheelchair was designed and built to support, evaluate and monitor the training progress. It features a position controlled brushless servo motor connected to the crank arms via a planetary and a bevel gear set. The direct mechanical connection allows good controllability and flexibility in concern of training programs also allowing motor support in only distinct angular regions of the crank revolution for patients after stroke. The system can be used with length adjustable- and force measurement crank arms. Ongoing clinical tests with a training tricycle using a similar training software, motor control and stimulator are promising so that we assume that the wheelchair exercise device will be an additional useful therapy and diagnostic rehabilitation device.

Wheelchair, SCI, FES, Paraplegie, Querschnittlähmung,Radfahren

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