Activation sequence patterns of forearm muscles for driving a power wheelchair

Chi Wen Lung, Chien Liang Chen, Yih Kuen Jan, Li Feng Chao, Wen Feng Chen, Ben Yi Liau

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate muscle activities of the upper limbs while driving a power wheelchair. Eleven healthy individuals were recruited to perform four joystick control tasks, including forward, backward, left-turn, and right-turn. The results of this study would establish a norm for evaluating the controls of a power wheelchair in children with cerebral palsy. The surface electromyographic monitor (EMG) was used to record the contractions of extensor carpi ulnaris (ECU), flexor carpi ulnaris (FCU), and flexor carpi radialis (FCR). The integration of EMG signals was used to quantify the muscle efforts. The results showed that participants use more muscle efforts in ECU during backward early, but during left-turn later. The results of the forearm muscle activations can be used to guide training of children with cerebral palsy to drive a power wheelchair.

LanguageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Human Factors in Sports, Injury Prevention and Outdoor Recreation - Proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Factors in Sports, Injury Prevention and Outdoor Recreation, 2017
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages141-147
Number of pages7
Volume603
ISBN (Print)9783319608211
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018
EventAHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Factors in Sports, Injury Prevention and Outdoor Recreation, 2017 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: Jul 17 2017Jul 21 2017

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume603
ISSN (Print)2194-5357

Other

OtherAHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Factors in Sports, Injury Prevention and Outdoor Recreation, 2017
CountryUnited States
CityLos Angeles
Period7/17/177/21/17

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Keywords

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Electromyography
  • Joystick
  • Power wheelchairs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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Lung, C. W., Chen, C. L., Jan, Y. K., Chao, L. F., Chen, W. F., & Liau, B. Y. (2018). Activation sequence patterns of forearm muscles for driving a power wheelchair. In Advances in Human Factors in Sports, Injury Prevention and Outdoor Recreation - Proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Factors in Sports, Injury Prevention and Outdoor Recreation, 2017 (Vol. 603, pp. 141-147). (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 603). Springer Verlag. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-60822-8_14

Activation sequence patterns of forearm muscles for driving a power wheelchair. / Lung, Chi Wen; Chen, Chien Liang; Jan, Yih Kuen; Chao, Li Feng; Chen, Wen Feng; Liau, Ben Yi.

Advances in Human Factors in Sports, Injury Prevention and Outdoor Recreation - Proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Factors in Sports, Injury Prevention and Outdoor Recreation, 2017. Vol. 603 Springer Verlag, 2018. p. 141-147 (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 603).

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Lung, CW, Chen, CL, Jan, YK, Chao, LF, Chen, WF & Liau, BY 2018, Activation sequence patterns of forearm muscles for driving a power wheelchair. in Advances in Human Factors in Sports, Injury Prevention and Outdoor Recreation - Proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Factors in Sports, Injury Prevention and Outdoor Recreation, 2017. vol. 603, Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol. 603, Springer Verlag, pp. 141-147, AHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Factors in Sports, Injury Prevention and Outdoor Recreation, 2017, Los Angeles, United States, 7/17/17. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-60822-8_14
Lung CW, Chen CL, Jan YK, Chao LF, Chen WF, Liau BY. Activation sequence patterns of forearm muscles for driving a power wheelchair. In Advances in Human Factors in Sports, Injury Prevention and Outdoor Recreation - Proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Factors in Sports, Injury Prevention and Outdoor Recreation, 2017. Vol. 603. Springer Verlag. 2018. p. 141-147. (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing). Available from, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-60822-8_14
Lung, Chi Wen ; Chen, Chien Liang ; Jan, Yih Kuen ; Chao, Li Feng ; Chen, Wen Feng ; Liau, Ben Yi. / Activation sequence patterns of forearm muscles for driving a power wheelchair. Advances in Human Factors in Sports, Injury Prevention and Outdoor Recreation - Proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Factors in Sports, Injury Prevention and Outdoor Recreation, 2017. Vol. 603 Springer Verlag, 2018. pp. 141-147 (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing).
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