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dc.contributor.authorGoher, Khaleden
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-12T01:39:00Z
dc.date.available2016-12-01en
dc.date.issued2016en
dc.identifier.citationGoher, Khaled M. (2016). A reconfigurable wheelchair for mobility and rehabilitation: Design and development. Cogent Engineering, 3(1), Doi:10.1080/23311916.2016.1261502en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/7639
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents the design and development of a prototype of a reconfigurable wheelchair for rehabilitation and self-assistance to fit the size of a seven years old child (average 35 kg weight). Though the developed prototype is developed at this stage to fit a child, it can be resized, after considering variations in weight and size, to fit an older adult. The developed prototype has a mechanism that enables the user to transform from sit-to-stand (STS) posture and vice versa. With the help of the developed wheelchair, the user will also be able to adjust the posture of his upper body using an adjustable back support using two linear actuators. This configuration will allow the user to use the wheelchair as a mobility device as well as for rehabilitation purposes without the need of external support. The availability of STS and back adjustment mechanisms will allow the user to do regular exercising which will enhance blood circulation as sitting for long periods inflates lower limbs disability. The proposed configuration will help in enhancing the functional capabilities of end-users allowing for increased independence and ultimately quality of lifeen
dc.languageEnglishen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis Onlineen
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - Taylor & Francis Online - https://doi.org/10.1080/23311916.2016.1261502 - http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23311916.2016.1261502en
dc.relation.urihttps://doi.org/10.1080/23311916.2016.1261502en
dc.rights© 2016 Goher. This open access article is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 license.en
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.subjectwheelchairsen
dc.subjectsit-to-standen
dc.subjectassistive technologiesen
dc.titleA reconfigurable wheelchair for mobility and rehabilitation: Design and developmenten
dc.typeJournal Article
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Environment, Society and Designen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Environmental Managementen
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/23311916.2016.1261502en
dc.subject.anzsrc10 Technologyen
dc.subject.anzsrc0910 Manufacturing Engineeringen
dc.subject.anzsrc091007 Manufacturing Robotics and Mechatronics (excl. Automotive Mechatronics)en
dc.subject.anzsrc09 Engineeringen
dc.relation.isPartOfCogent Engineeringen
pubs.issue1en
pubs.organisational-group/LU
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Environment, Society and Design
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Environment, Society and Design/DEM
pubs.publication-statusPublished onlineen
pubs.publisher-urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23311916.2016.1261502en
pubs.volume3en
dc.identifier.eissn2331-1916en
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0003-2332-3876


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