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Title: Design enhancement of overall paralympics wheelchair for para table tennis competition
Authors: Tang, Shao Qiang
Li, Holden King Ho
Lim, Davy See Leng
Keywords: Engineering::Mechanical engineering
Issue Date: 2018
Source: Tang, S. Q., Li, H. K. H., & Lim, D. S. L. (2019). Design enhancement of overall paralympics wheelchair for para table tennis competition. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part P: Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology, 233(3), 342–350. doi:10.1177/1754337118765851
Journal: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part P: Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology
Abstract: This study focused on enhancing the performance of the para table tennis player by implementing design modifications to the wheelchair to increase the sweep area of the player. In this article, a detailed study of pressure distribution on the player’s seat during play was performed to facilitate potential enhancements to the wheelchair that would alleviate issues that could arise from long hours of training and actual competition. Some of these issues include the discomfort and fatigue that could develop from an imbalanced posture resulting in imbalanced seat pressure distribution exerted on the gluteus maximus, as well as pressure sores that could develop during training and competition. Such issues impact the immediate and long-term development of competitiveness in the player. Through a systematic and quantitative understanding of the situation, further structural enhancements to the wheelchair as well as modifications to the training methodologies, strategies and techniques of gameplay could be implemented.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/137253
ISSN: 1754-3371
DOI: 10.1177/1754337118765851
Rights: © 2018 IMechE . All rights reserved. This paper was published by SAGE Publishing in Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part P: Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology and is made available with permission of IMechE.
Fulltext Permission: open
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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