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Upper extremity biomechanical model for evaluation of pediatric joint demands during wheelchair mobility. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2012;2012:4788-91 PMID: 23366999

Pubmed ID

23366999

Abstract

Current methods for evaluating upper extremity (UE) dynamics during pediatric wheelchair use are limited. We propose a new model to characterize UE joint kinematics and kinetics during pediatric wheelchair mobility. The bilateral model is comprised of the thorax, clavicle, scapula, upper arm, forearm, and hand segments. The modeled joints include: sternoclavicular, acromioclavicular, glenohumeral, elbow and wrist. The model is complete and is currently undergoing pilot studies for clinical application. Results may provide considerable quantitative insight into pediatric UE joint dynamics to improve wheelchair prescription, training and long term care of children with orthopaedic disabilities.

Author List

Paul AJ, Slavens BA, Graf A, Krzak J, Vogel L, Harris GF

Authors

Gerald Harris PhD Director in the Orthopaedic Research Engineering Center (OREC) department at Marquette University
Brooke Slavens BS,MS,PhD Assistant Professor in the Occupational Science & Technology department at University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee




Scopus

2-s2.0-84870799995

MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Child
Computer Simulation
Computer-Aided Design
Ergonomics
Humans
Joints
Man-Machine Systems
Models, Biological
Needs Assessment
Pediatrics
Range of Motion, Articular
Upper Extremity
Wheelchairs
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