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    On 1/6/97, I posted a message for Shirley Kristensen.
    Below is her original request followed by a summary of the responses.

    -Denise Chesney
    Beneficial Designs, Inc.

    Statement of Request:

    Anthropology Research Project, Inc. is conducting a study for the Access
    Board with regard to the Americans with Disabilities Act to determine if the
    specifications for wheelchair users require updating. We are in the process
    of developing an annotated bibliography concerning anthropometric data on
    body size, reach capability and range of motion of the disabled, particularly
    wheelchair users. We are interested in sources of published information,
    literature, in-house studies, etc. that have the anthropometric information,
    especially with respect to architectural standards. We would appreciate any
    data, data sources, information or references that you might be aware of in
    this area and that we might use. If abstracts are available and include the
    pertinent measurements, it would be particularly helpful as the journals are
    not always readily available. If there is a cost involved, please let us

    We will also be interested in input concerning areas where you could use
    anthropometric data and find it lacking. Leave an address and we will
    contact you or send a questionnaire. Thank you,

    Shirley Kristensen, Research Assistant
    Ph: (937) 767-7226 Fax: (937) 767-9350 e-mail:
    The responses are:

    Date: 97-01-07 01:46:29 EST
    From: (Schorn)

    Shirley: Got your posting on my biomechanics listserve. I'm a wheelchair
    tennis coach and have been searching high and low for exactly
    what you requested. If you get any leads or info, could you pass
    it on to me? I would be eternally grateful, it would help a lot
    of people I train. THANKYOU!
    Richard Schorn

    Subj: Sports search results
    Date: 97-01-09 19:59:28 EST
    From: (Schorn)

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    Shirley: There might be something in here. Or start at:

    Sports search results

    Sports search results

    Search for: Biomechanics OR Exercise Physiology

    216 matches found

    Asayama, K., Nakamura, Y., Ogata, H., Hatada, K., Okuma, H., & Deguchi,
    Y. (1985). Physical fitness of paraplegics in full wheelchair marathon
    racing. Paraplegia, 23(5), 277-287.
    Asayama, K., Nakamura, Y., Ogata, H., Morita, H., Kodama, S., & Hatada,
    K. (1984). Energy expenditure of paraplegic marathon runners measured during
    a wheelchair marathon. Sangyo ika daigaku zasshi (Kitakyushu), 6(2),
    Ashley, E. A. ,. (1993). Evidence of Autonomic Dysreflexia During
    Functional Electrical Stimulation in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injuries.
    Paraplegia, 31(9), 593-605.
    Bauman, W. A., Zhong, Y. G., Spungen, A. M., & Kahn, T. (1993). Plasma
    potassium concentrations during incremental upper-body exercise and recovery
    in subjects with paraplegia. Clinical Research, 41(2), 356.
    arczyk, J. H. (1993). The effect of mass on the kinematics of steady state wh
    eelchair propulsion in adults and children with spinal cord injury. Unpublishe
    d master's thesis, University of British Columbia.