The aim of our project is to describe the biomechanical and physiological effects of different handcycle configurations on daily handcycling. We aim to understand the underlying mechanisms of this kind of propulsion, so that we can optimize commuting in daily life.
In this experiment, you will practice handcycling in a short period. We planned for you to handcycle in four blocks of 12 minutes, with 30 minutes of rest in-between. To test the effects of the crank setting and steering, you will take part in a test after another hour of rest. In this hour between practice and the test, we will prepare you by placing markers and EMG electrodes. You will only handcycle for 4 times 4 minutes. Hence, we have four blocks of handcycling, with rest in-between. The amount of rest is dependent on the configuration of the handcycle, since we need to change the setting.
The total experiment will take about 5/6 hours (all on one day).
No shoulder issues within the last 3 months
No experience with handcycling or arm-cranking exercise
The measurements take place in the lab of the department of Movement Sciences (HoLa50) in the semester break (from 22.7. until 30.8.)
For more information or to sign up, please contact Cassandra Kraaijenbrink