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Use of adapted activity equipment

This Project examines how a tricycle can best be adapted to each individual, and how an adapted tricycle can affect activity level in the local environment.

About the project

Various biomechanical and technological tests (balance, muscle strength, endurance and joint angle) are performed to see if the result of any of these tests can predict which tricycle is best suited for which people. Questionnaires are answered when people apply for a tricycle and after they have had the opportunity to use the tricycle for a period of time. The questionnaire captures change in cycling skills, satisfaction with cycling, amount of cycling etc. In addition, activity level is measured over seven days, before and after they receive a tricycle, to see if there is a change in activity level when they have the opportunity to use a tricycle. It is also investigated whether there is a difference in e.g. satisfaction with cycling and change in activity level between two groups; those who apply for a tricycle after a stay at a health sports center and those who apply for testing at NAV Hjelpemiddelsentral.

Objectives

The main goal of the project is to help promote increased activity, mastery and social participation for people with disabilities, through increased accuracy in testing, adaptation and training in the use of tricycles.

Public Involvement

There is one service user representative involved in this project.

PhD students

Berit Gjessing is employed as the PhD student working on this project.

Financing

Sophies Minde Foundation

Cooperation

  • Beitostølen Helathsports Center
  • Valnesfjord Helathsports Center
  • NAV Hjelpemiddelsentral

Start-End

August 2018 –

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