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Scientific project: studies of biomechanics of driving manual wheelchairs for innovative hand and hybrid operations

projekt naukowyThe Department of Foundations of Machine Design under the auspices of Rehasport Clinic invites to participate in the project entitled: “Studies of biomechanics of driving manual wheelchairs for innovative hand and hybrid operations” which is intended to test comfort and health influence of using innovative drives for wheelchairs developed by the Team of the Department of the Foundations of Machine Design at Poznań University of Technology.

The following examinations will be performed in a non-invasive way among project participants:

  • Upper limb muscle activities via a surface electromygraphic equipment,
  • Change of body position by means of the laps camera system when driving a wheelchair,
  • Keeping the wheelchair with an innovative drive in changing environment, when compared to other wheelchairs.

The tests will be carried out on a special scientific stand (chassis dynamometer) with the use of wheelchair with an innovative drive prepared by the Department’s Team.

To participate in the study it is necessary to do the following:

  • Have a substantiated lower limb disability, yet maintaining upper limbs able,
  • Move on a manual wheelchair for at least a year,
  • Be aged 20-50.


Participation benefits:
The patients who participate in the study will be given remuneration and will be insured throughout the term of the study. The persons will have an opportunity to test new, non-existing structures of hand wheelchair drives.

The studies will be carried out in the laboratories of the Department of the Foundations of Machine Design at the Poznań University of Poznań, the dates will be arranged on a case-by-case basis.

If you are interested, please contact us via e-mail bartosz.wieczorek@put.poznan.pl or call us 61 665-2042

The organizers reserve a right to choose persons which best suit the methods of the scientific program on the basis of the anthropometric data provided.

The study is carried out by the Department of the Foundations of the Machine Design at the Poznań University of Technology under LIDER VII program no. LIDER/7/0025/L-7/15/NCBR/2016