Director's Column: A Neat Way to Get Around Town: PoleWheeling
One of the many hats I wear is directing the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Recreational Technologies and Exercise Physiology Benefiting Persons with Disabilities. RecTech's primary focus is to enhance universal design features of equipment, programs, and facilities by encouraging engineers, researchers, exercise physiologists, entrepreneurs, industry professionals, and people with disabilities to work collaboratively to research, develop, demonstrate, evaluate, and adopt new approaches to increasing access to and participation in exercise and recreational activities among people with disabilities.
One of the major goals of RecTech is to find innovative exercise technologies that can reduce shoulder pain in manual wheelchair users.
Read the entire column at http://www.ncpad.org/384/2128/2006-07~Issue~~A~Neat~Way~to~Get~Around~Town~~