Dynamic sitting

P. van Geffen

    Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

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    Abstract

    An impaired neuromuscular function of the trunk and lower extremities makes that many wheelchair-users suffer postural instability and have problems with the performance of functional movement during activities of daily life. To increase the base of support and to bring the body centre of mass closer to the support surface, wheelchair-users who lack postural control often adopt a static kyphotic spinal posture with posterior tilted pelvis. The inability to change body posture underlines the importance for automatic chair modification of the help of others. Because this latter often involves a time consuming and labour intensive activity, we strive to prevent mobility problems by the use of dynamic systems that adjust sitting posture an d relieve body structures periodically.
    Original languageUndefined
    Awarding Institution
    • University of Twente
    Supervisors/Advisors
    • Koopman, Bart F.J.M., Supervisor
    • Veltink, Peter H., Supervisor
    Thesis sponsors
    Award date14 May 2009
    Place of PublicationEnschede, The Netherlands
    Publisher
    Print ISBNs978-90-365-2840-5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 14 May 2009

    Keywords

    • METIS-257372
    • Dynamic sitting
    • body centre of mass
    • adjust sitting posture
    • BSS-Biomechatronics and rehabilitation technology
    • EWI-17837
    • IR-61227

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