Analysis of Force Distribution on Upper Body Limbs
Crutches provide balance and support for a variety of mobility impairments as well as aid during the recovery process of lower limb injuries. However, the resultant forces placed on the upper limbs can cause pain in the arms and shoulders, affecting mobility and potentially resulting in additional musculoskeletal problems in the long term. The goal of this project is to develop an instrument to accurately measure the loads on the upper limbs, so that we can examine how these loads can be reduced.
Jan Andrysek, PhD, PEng,Emma Rogers
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