Throwing Analysis of Wheelchair-Basketball Influence of Kinetic-Chain on Throwing Capability and Ground Reaction Force

  • Ju, Yan-Ying (PI)

Project: National Science and Technology CouncilNational Science and Technology Council Academic Grants

Project Details


Throwing analysis of wheelchair-basketball: influence of kinetic-chain on throwing capability and ground reaction force The unique features of throwing in wheelchair basketball are likely the main factors that result in participation decrement and related injuries. These features include limitation in utilization of whole-body kinetic chains that originate from the lower extremities as happening in the regular basketball, lack of fixed and reliable base of support, and relatively insufficient muscular strength and power. Before further discussion of development of this special sports, promotion of performance, and reduction of injury can be started, serious scientific research must be completed to address the applicable questions such as (1) Shall the basket height be reduced? (2) Will a lighter ball be beneficial? (3) What are the optimal ways to train the athletes for better throwing? The present study is the beginning and base of series of related research that focuses on performance promotion and injury reduction in the sports of wheelchair basketball. The main concerts of this study are the quantification of throwing capability, influence of posture and wheelchair mobility, utilization of proper kinetic chains, and corresponding changes in the ground reaction forces. Study will employ a laser velociometer, accelerometer, and a large forceplate to measure aforementioned parameters. Results of study will be compared with preliminary study of our research team and used as the numerical support of applicable suggestion and remarks. In addition, research data will be used for further study as a reference of adjustment or compensation for differences between distinct postures.

Project IDs

Project ID:PB9308-5407
External Project ID:NSC93-2614-H182-001-F20
Effective start/end date01/08/0431/07/05


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