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 BodineOthers Involved: Dr. Morris Huang, Kelly WaughStudent 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.