Engineering and Technology in Wheelchair Sport

Rory A. Cooper, Yetsa A. Tuakli-Wosornu, Geoffrey V. Henderson, Eleanor Quinby, Brad E. Dicianno, Kalai Tsang, Dan Ding, Rosemarie Cooper, Theresa M. Crytzer, Alicia M. Koontz, Ian Rice, Adam W. Bleakney

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Technologies capable of projecting injury and performance metrics to athletes and coaches are being developed. Wheelchair athletes must be cognizant of their upper limb health; therefore, systems must be designed to promote efficient transfer of energy to the handrims and evaluated for simultaneous effects on the upper limbs. This article is brief review of resources that help wheelchair users increase physiologic response to exercise, develop ideas for adaptive workout routines, locate accessible facilities and outdoor areas, and develop wheelchair sports-specific skills.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)347-369
Number of pages23
JournalPhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 2018


  • Technology and engineering
  • Upper limb health
  • Wheelchair sport

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation


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