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The Design of a New Manual Wheelchair for Sport

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, 10129 Torino, Italy
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Machines 2019, 7(2), 31; https://doi.org/10.3390/machines7020031
Received: 28 February 2019 / Revised: 4 May 2019 / Accepted: 6 May 2019 / Published: 9 May 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances of Italian Machine Design)
In this paper, an innovative system of propulsion inspired by a rowing gesture for manual wheelchairs is shown. The innovative system of propulsion, named Handwheelchair.q, can be applied to wheelchairs employed in everyday life and to sports wheelchairs for speed races, such as Handbike and Wheelchair racing. The general features of the innovative system of propulsion and the functional designs of the different solutions are described in detail. In addition, the design of the mechanism for the transmission of motion, employed in a second prototype, Handwheelchair.q02, is presented and analysed. Finally, the dynamic model of the Handwheelchair.q has been developed in order to obtain important results for the executive design of Handwheelchair.q. View Full-Text
Keywords: Handwheelchair.q; Disabled sport; Manual wheelchair Handwheelchair.q; Disabled sport; Manual wheelchair
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Quaglia, G.; Bonisoli, E.; Cavallone, P. The Design of a New Manual Wheelchair for Sport. Machines 2019, 7, 31.

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