Paper Title:
A Kinematic Model Used to Customize Design of Manual Wheelchair
  Abstract

That wheelchair user’s shoulder joint injuries are directly related to poor wheelchair design and the location of the wheelchair driving mechanism has been proven clinically. This work presents a novel approach to rapidly customize the design of manual wheelchairs, such that each user can easily obtain a custom manual wheelchair, thereby reducing the potential for shoulder joint injury. In this study, a human-chair system composed of a human body and a wheelchair was simulated as a plain single-loop five-bar linkage. Mobility analysis was conducted to identify the corresponding joint workspace. By analyzing linkage movement and the upper-limb muscle strength of a user, the optimal location of the wheel hub and optimal radius of the handwheel were identified as the bases of a customized design for manual wheelchairs.

  Info
Periodical
Edited by
Daizhong Su, Qingbin Zhang and Shifan Zhu
Pages
5-8
DOI
10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.450.5
Citation
J. H. Shyu, T. Chang, Y. C. Shyu, "A Kinematic Model Used to Customize Design of Manual Wheelchair", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 450, pp. 5-8, 2011
Online since
November 2010
Export
Price
$32.00
Share

In order to see related information, you need to Login.

In order to see related information, you need to Login.

Authors: Jenq Huey Shyu, I Tsung Lai, Ta Chang, Yun Cheng Wang, Ta Wei Lin
Abstract:Bicycle design largely contradicts human motion, necessitating consideration of both the bicycle structure and the kinematic efficiency in...
13
Authors: Lin Hong
Abstract:Three R bar group as a typical mechanism of a linkage is studied. Analysis method is based on the theory of kinematics and the method of...
115
Authors: Yun Feng Bu, Wen Zhi Wang, Zhi Wei Hou, Su Qun Cao
Innovative Design Methodology
Abstract:The traditional sprocket wheel mechanism is substituted by the planar four-bar linkages in the transmission system of the bycycle, based on...
424
Authors: Burkhard Corves, Guido Lonij, Mathias Hüsing
Chapter 1: Mechanisms
Abstract:On the basis of a five bar linkage it is possible to generate actinomorphic coupler curves if certain conditions, related to the kinematic...
1