Development of a 3-Dimensional Spatial-Orientation Palpation Device to Measure Relative Angles, Absolute Angles and Linear Body Dimensions for Wheelchair Seating and Positioning

Date: 8/15/2018 - 8/15/2018
Principal Researchers: Dr. Cathy Bodine Others Involved: Dr. Morris Huang, Kelly Waugh Student Researchers: Kurt Pierson

To optimize function of seating equipment features that facilitate healthy seated postures for wheelchair users, information on the user’s biomechanics are needed. Currently, tools such as goniometers, inclinometers and rulers are used; however, they have limited accuracy and repeatability. The goal of this project is to develop a device to measure body-relative angles, absolute angles, and linear body dimensions accurately and repeatedly.


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