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Dabonneville
01-27-1997, 11:22 PM
M. DABONNEVILLE & Ph. VASLIN
Laboratoire de la Performance Motrice
UFR STAPS - Universit=E9 Blaise Pascal
BP. 104 - F-63172 AUBIERE CEDEX - FRANCE
E-mail :
Phone : (00) 0 473 407 258 - Fax : (00) 0 473 407 446

WHEELCHAIR PROPULSION AND EQUILIBRIUM - CALL FOR A SPANISH AND/OR
ITALIAN PARTNERSHIP

Dear Biomch-L readers,

Our research lies on the determination of both mechanical and
physiological parameters involved in wheelchair propulsion and
equilibrium (last references below). In this aim, we have developed a
physical model of forces and torques calculation for the dynamic
analysis of the wheelchair propulsion. This model allows to determine
both the 3 components and the point of application of the force applied
by the athlete on the handrim, as well as the resulting propulsion
moment.

Next month, we will dispose of a wheel specially designed for the
measurement of these values, in real time and in various situations.
These dynamic data along with some kinematic data (speed of the
wheelchair, slope of the floor) will be recorded on a completely free
acquisition device, developed in our laboratory and fixed on the
wheelchair.

For the experimental validation of these model and device and the
application of this system in different living, occupational and
sporting situations, we are looking for a partnership - through a
european scientific collaboration - with a Medical Laboratory interested
by the aim of this study.

Readers concerned by this proposition are invited to provide a few
details about their Laboratory (i.e. name, address, number of searchers,
research themes, scientific publications...).

With our gratefully thanks,

Michel DABONNEVILLE & Philippe VASLIN

Last References (avaliable in french language only)

1. DAUVERGNE F., VASLIN Ph., DABONNEVILLE M. (1996). - Analyse
dynamique de la propulsion en fauteuil roulant. - Giornate
Internationali di Studio sull=92 Activa Fisica e Sporta Adatta ai Disabil=
i
(A.P.A.) : "Handicap e Sport", Non Importa Quale, Scienze dello Sport ed
Integrazione, Torino, 3-4 may.

2. BAILET J.J., DABONNEVILLE M., VASLIN Ph., DAUVERGNE F., POUMARAT G.
(1996). - Une nouvelle approche de l=92=E9quilibre en fauteuil roulant. -=

Giornate Internationali di Studio sull=92 Activa Fisica e Sporta Adatta a=
i
Disabili (A.P.A.) : "Handicap e Sport", Non Importa Quale, Scienze dello
Sport ed Integrazione, Torino, 3-4 may.

3. BAILET J.J., DABONNEVILLE M., POUMARAT G. (1996). Etudes
posturologiques appliqu=E9es =E0 l=92=E9quilibre sur les roues arri=E8res=
en
fauteuil roulant. - XXI=E8me Congr=E8s de la Soci=E9t=E9 de Biom=E9caniqu=
e, Nancy,
23-25 sept. - Archives of Physiology and Biochemistry, 104, 5 : 704.