The long-term objective is to contribute to the co-production of knowledge about physical activity and sports which are useful for the individual with impairment, the society, education purposes and to create new innovative ideas and solutions.
The purpose of this research is to study how the impairment affects activities in everyday life, physical activity during leisure time, and para sports. The target group is wheelchair users who are physically active or participating in sports.
The project will:
- measure the impairment without compensatory aids,
- examine the relation between the individual and equipment/aid, and
- measure performance during everyday activities and sport-specific tasks performed using a wheelchair.
The results from the project will provide answers on how the mobility/function of the individual can be optimised with equipment/aids based on the individual’s ability and need, and at the same time minimise the load on the shoulder and pelvis. The aim is to find the optimal level of function and performance for wheelchair users, both in everyday situations and in a sports performance perspective.
This project includes more than a hundred people with neuromusculoskeletal impairment who use wheelchairs.