Activity monitors for physical activity assessment of wheelchair users.

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A young man is standing on a sidewalk strapping an activity monitor to his right wrist.

Abstract: Narrator talks about and presents the findings from a study in which 45 wheelchair users with spinal cord injury participated and performed activities such as resting, propelling a wheelchair, and performing arm exercises. Study results indicate that commercial devices may not be suitable for wheelchair users with a spinal cord injury. The research study will continue using modified devices and include other wheelchair users diagnosed with spina bifida and cerebral palsy, and add additional activities. These results will be made available in a web based application that can be easily accessed by wheelchair users, clinicians, and researchers. Goals of the study are to create tools to better facilitate personal and clinical decisions on physical activity and to create a healthy lifestyle for the wheelchair user population. Run time: 3 minutes 28 seconds.
NARIC Accession Number: O20033.  What's this? 
Project Number: 90RE5009 (formerly H133E120005).
Publisher(s): Interactive Exercise Technologies and Exercise Physiology for People with Disabilities, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Health Professions, SHPB 331, 1720 2nd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL, 35294-3361; 205/975-9010.
Publication Year: 2013.
Descriptor Terms: ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY, AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS, DEVICES, EXERCISE, HEALTH PROMOTION, LEISURE, MOBILITY IMPAIRMENTS, PHYSICAL FITNESS, RECREATION, RESEARCH, SPINAL CORD INJURIES, SPORTS, WHEELCHAIRS.