Very little information is available in literature on wheelchair racing kinetics, despite its important role on performance and risk of injury. To gain better information on wheelchair racing kinetics, a dedicated instrumented wheel is required. In our lab, we co-designed with the PERSEUS research group at Université de Sherbrooke, a first prototype of a high sample rate, wireless instrumented wheel for racing wheelchair.

Based on the preliminary data obtained from this first prototype, we are now working on a second one that will be more robust, that will use less power and that can be easily replicated.