Evaluation and quantification of burden upon wheelchair users on cross slope

Yasuaki Sumida, Kazuaki Goshi, Katsuya Matsunaga, Kazunori Shidoji

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In this paper, we describe how to evaluate the physical and mental burden of the driving force of wheelchair upon the wheelchair users while they are moving a wheelchair on a cross slope. We have conducted the experiment that measures driving force of hand rim on cross slopes. As a result, we have shown that a work load required at the time of slope movement can be predicted with the angle and weight of a slope. In addition, we have shown strong correlation between the physical burden and mental burden.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalResearch Reports on Information Science and Electrical Engineering of Kyushu University
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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