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Performance Customization for Rugby Chairs

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posted 6/3/09 - 7:32 am

Dear US National Team Forum Participants,

My name is Clara Usma. I am part of a research group at the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. We are currently conducting research on Sports Wheelchair design in relation to performance enhancement and customization for specific athletes’ classification requirements.

This specific part of the research has been designed to assess Wheelchair Rugby sport in particular. An essential part of this research is the testing and rating of currently available Rugby chairs designs as well as the identification of product expectations by experienced rugby wheelchair athletes and coaches. For this purpose I would kindly like to request your assistance by either undertaking a short survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=oVKvOnaU_2fm_2fx9ctziE1Pdw_3d_3d
or by forwarding this message to other experienced athletes, coaches or enthusiasts involved in Elite Wheelchair Rugby.

The completion of the survey should take only a few minutes. We assure you that your input will greatly aid our research and the furtherance of understanding rugby wheelchair design in general.

If you have any questions in regards to the survey, or if you are interested in learning more about our work and research; please feel free to contact me through this forum or on e-mail below.
Thank you very much for your participation and interest.


Clara Usma
PhD Research student
School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
RMIT University
Melbourne, Australia


posted 6/10/09 - 10:54 pm

Survey Update

Thank you to all of those who have been entering the web link and completing the Performance Customization Survey. We have had great input from USQRA forum. USA Wheelchair Rugby has clearly committed athletes caring for the sport and this is a major motivator for performance improvement. We keep looking forward to more input from this forum and to be able to address outlined user needs with our research.

Keep the good work up!

Thank you.