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    Question Pedometer

    Does anyone know if there is an pedometer or any device to put/mount to your chair to know number of rotations, distance??

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    Quote Originally Posted by zwthomp View Post
    Does anyone know if there is an pedometer or any device to put/mount to your chair to know number of rotations, distance??
    If you clip a regular pedometer to your spokes it works the same as if you were walking with it in your pocket. Most count steps/rotations and you have to calculate the distance travelled in your day/journey.

    I have used an inexpensive one and they work fine. Don't spend a lot because they all work the same. You really don't need the bells and whistles.

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    A standard bike computer will work. Small sensor on one of your spokes and then a speed sensor attaches to the frame (shoudl be able to find somewhere to mount it that will work). Setup the correct wheel diameter or rollout distance and that will give you speed, distance etc. Since you don't have gears on a wheelchair you should be able to directly relate speed to revolutions.
    If you have an iphone you can now get wireless sensors that will work with it (saving the cost of the bike computer itself)

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    I am in a shoulder study through Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Hospital (the Pathokinesiology Lab) and for part of the study they attached an odometer to my wheelchair. I'm sure you could contact them to find out what brand they use. It can be set for either km or miles, but for their study they use km.
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