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Title: Speed profiles in wheelchair court sports; comparison of two methods for measuring wheelchair mobility performance
Authors: van der Slikke, Rienk
Mason, Barry S.
Berger, Monique
Goosey-Tolfrey, Victoria L.
Keywords: Wheelchair basketball
Activity profiles
Wheelchair mobility performance
Inertial sensors
Indoor tracking
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: © Elsevier
Citation: VAN DER SLIKKE, R.M.A. ...et al., 2017. Speed profiles in wheelchair court sports; comparison of two methods for measuring wheelchair mobility performance. Journal of Biomechanics, In Press.
Abstract: Wheelchair mobility performance is an important aspect in most wheelchair court sports, commonly measured with an indoor tracking system or wheelchair bound inertial sensors. Both methods provide key wheelchair mobility performance outcomes regarding speed. In this study, we compared speed profiles of both methods to gain insight into the level of agreement, for recommendations regarding future performance measurement. Data were obtained from 5 male highly trained wheelchair basketball players during match play. Players were equipped simultaneously with a tag on the footplate for the indoor tracking system (~8 Hz) and inertial sensors on both wheels and frame (199.8 Hz). Being part of a larger study on 3 vs 3 player game formats, data were collected in several matches with varying field sizes, but activity profiles closely resembled regular match play. Both systems provide similar outcomes regarding distance covered and average speed. Due to differences in sampling frequency and sensor location (reference point) on the wheelchair (for speed calculation), minor differences were revealed at low speeds (<2.5 m/s). Since both systems provide complementary features, a hybrid solution as proved feasible in this study, could possibly serve as the new gold standard for mobility performance measurement in wheelchair basketball or wheelchair court sports in general.
Description: This paper is in closed access until 3rd November 2018.
Sponsor: This research was funded by Loughborough University’s Enterprise Projects Group and the Peter Harrison Foundation.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2017.10.040
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/27379
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2017.10.040
ISSN: 0021-9290
Appears in Collections:Closed Access (Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences)

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