Mechanical load in the shoulder during wheelchair-related activities

S van Drongelen, LHV van der Woude, TWJ Janssen, E Angenot, EKJ Chadwick, HEJ Veeger

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingPublished conference contribution


The upper extremities are at serious risk in hand rim wheelchair users. Several researchers (Curtis et al., 1999, Pentland & Twomey, 1994) have shown that upper-extremity complaints frequently occur within the wheelchair user population. This is likely related to wheelchair propulsion, but possibly even more to other wheelchair related tasks such as transfers and weight relief lifts.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationthe 19th Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2003


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