Research Projects

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Assessing Physical Activity in Manual Wheelchair Users

R1: Free-Living Physical Activity Assessment of Wheelchair Users Using Off-the-Shelf Activity Monitors     Background People who use wheelchairs for mobility tend to have lower physical activity levels than able-bodied populations. As a result of this physical inactivity, this population is associated with high incidences of chronic conditions and secondary complications including Type 2 diabetes, […]

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Telehealth Exercise Training and Monitoring Home Exercise

R2:TExT-ME: Telehealth Exercise Training for Monitoring and Evaluation of Home-Based Exercise in People with Neuromuscular Disability     What is TExT-ME?   TExT-ME (Telehealth Exercise Training for Monitoring and Evaluation of Home-Based Exercise in People with Neuromuscular Disability) is an exercise training and monitoring system using a customized platform to conduct high-fidelity, safe and effective […]

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Mapping System to Promote Physical Activity

R3: A Community Mapping Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Framework for Promoting Physical Activity in Youths with Disabilities   Background:   Youths with disabilities experience poorer health and have less access to community- based health promotion activities than the general population. Currently, there are no customized health promotion delivery systems to promote physical activity for […]

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Development Projects

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Adaptive Game Controllers for Individuals with Disabilities

D1: Development of Adaptive Game Controllers for Active Video Games for Individuals with Disabilities Background Limitations in balance, strength, coordination, power and aerobic fitness can make it difficult for individuals with physical disabilities to keep up with their peers during games, sports, or fitness activities. This can diminish their enthusiasm for physical activity and result in […]

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Virtual Exercise Device for Promoting Physical Activity

 D.2. An Advanced Virtual Environment Exercise Device (AVE2D) for Promoting Socially Engaging Physical Activity in People with Disabilities Background Enjoyment and social support are important factors in facilitating leisure-time physical activity. Effective strategies to increase engagement in physical activity oftentimes include cooperative, collaborative, or competitive exercise.  Unfortunately, youth and adults with mobility disability (i.e., non-ambulatory […]

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Uniform Standards for Accessible Fitness Equipment

D3: Development of Uniform Standards for Accessible Fitness Equipment   Background   People with disabilities have a history of increased health risks as a result of a sedentary lifestyle. This sedentary lifestyle is enforced by the limited access that is provided to mainstream fitness equipment in public fitness facilities. Physical activities increase the health and […]

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