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The effect of grabrail position on peak lower body nett joint forces during assisted sit-to-stand transfers

XIXth Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics

Author: O'Meara, D. M., Smith, R. M.
Type: Conference Paper
Year: 2003


Grabrails can enable frail older aged adults to maintain independence while experiencing aged related changes and associated degeneration due to inactivity. The sit-to-stand transfer is an essential activity of daily living that enables frail older aged adults to remain independent in the community. As very few studies specifically focus on assistive devices such as grabrails, this issue is addressed in this paper by determining the impact of grabrail position on lower body peak nett joint forces during grabrail assisted sit-to-stand transfers.

Further Details

Author: Milburn, P., Wilson, B., Yanai, T.
Pages: 306-308
Publish Location: University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
Accession Number: 26.2.04
Keywords: older, assistive device, rail
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