Development of the GAMECycle Exercise SystemBy Guo, Songfeng; Cooper, Rory a.; Boninger, Michael L.; Reeves, Sean; Ammer, Bill; Fitzgerald, Shirley G.; Proceedings of the RESNA 25th International Conference, Vol. 22, No. 1, pp. 23-25
Publication Date: June/July 2002
Article describing the GAMECycle exercise system, which can help people with spinal cord injury increase their physical activity level, as well as improve their cardiovascular fitness. An arm-ergometer is placed on a turnstile to allow steering in the same manner as an-arm cycle. An optical encoder on the sprocket of the arm-ergometer is used to sense speed; another on the turnstile is used to sense direction. Both the speed and the direction signals are sent to a personal computer game port to allow the user to play a video game. The GAMECycle proved to be effective when used to help increase the activity levels of people with spinal cord injuries.
Assistive Products Discussed: GAMECYCLE
Published by: Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) (Website:http://www.resna.org)
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number O14467