A wheelchair by the overboard model: A technological instrument for disabled basketball players


  • Stefania Boccia University of Salerno, Italy
  • Riccardo Izzo University Carlo Bo of Urbino, Italy
  • Francesca D'Elia University of Salerno, Italy
  • Simona Fattore University of Salerno, Italy




Sport inclusion, Adapted rules, Adapted physical activity


The aim of the study is to identify a solution to the preliminary study of normal people's capacity of adjustment on a wheelchair in the context of basketball, a solution that fundamentally would also encourage the performance of people with disabilities. As the difficulties encountered in the previous study were mainly on the sitting and on the thrust of the wheelchair, the introduction of the new technological instrument already presented could be useful and meaningful: a chair characterized by the presence of an engine, like the one that distinguishes the electric skateboards of the new millennium, such as overboard and Segway, which work thanks to the displacement of the centre of gravity. Practically, shifting the weight of the bust in all directions (back, forward, right, left) translocations occur in space. Consequently, all this would not only favour the norm gifted athletes who at first impact have many difficulties in the conduction of the wheelchair, but also those who have more or less serious disabilities (especially people with amputation of the upper limbs). In fact, the presence of motor and sensors that allow to move the wheelchair only with the movement of the body centre of gravity, simplifies the performance of sports and makes it less expensive from the point of view of energy, as there would no longer be the need to have to push the mobile device manually.


Download data is not yet available.


Alberti, G., Annoni, M., Ongaro, L., Scurati, R., Michielon, G. (2014) Athletic performance decreases in young basketball players after sitting, International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 9 (5), pp. 975-984. https://doi.org/10.1260/1747-9541.9.5.975

Altavilla, G., Raiola, G. (2019) A brief review on physiological commitment in basketball: An interpretative key, Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, 14, pp. S59-S65. https://doi.org/10.14198/jhse.2019.14.proc1.07

Altavilla, G., D'Isanto, T., Di Tore, A.P., Raiola, G. (2018a) Free throw and outcomes: Pilot study on intensive training versus extensive one, Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, 13 (3), pp. 494-503. https://doi.org/10.14198/jhse.2018.133.02

Altavilla, G., D'Elia, F., Raiola, G. (2018b) A breif review of the effects of physical activity in subjects with cardiovascular disease: An interpretative key, Sport Mont, 16 (3), pp. 103-106.

Altavilla, G., Gaetano, R. (2018) Physiological effects of warm-up and problems related to team sports, Sport Science, 11, pp. 83-88.

Altavilla, G., Raiola, G. (2015) Sports game tactic in basketball [Sport Science, 8 (1), pp. 43-46.

Altavilla, G., Raiola, G. (2014) Global vision to understand the game situations in modern basketball, Journal of Physical Education and Sport, 14 (4), art. no. 75, pp. 493-496.

Altavilla, G., D'isanto, T., Di Tore, P.A. (2018c) Anthropometrics characteristics and jumping ability in basketball, Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, 13, pp. S385-S392. https://doi.org/10.14198/jhse.2018.13.proc2.22

Cassese, F.P., Raiola, G. (2017) The importance of sport in disability management, Sport Science, 10, pp. 7-11.

D'Isanto, T., D'Elia, F., Raiola, G., Altavilla, G. (2019) Assessment of sport performance: Theoretical aspects and practical indications, Sport Mont, 17 (1), pp. 79-82.

Di Tore, A.P., Raiola, G., D’Isanto, T. (2018) Situation awareness in sports science: Beyond the cognitive paradigm [Situacijska svijest u sportskoj nauci: Van kognitivne paradigme]Sport Science, 11 (1), pp. 44-48.

Ferrara, F., Izzo, R., Ceciliani, A., Di Tore, A.P. (2019b) Pilot study on the testing of Power Glove applied to volleyball, Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, 14 (Proc2), pp. S233-S238. https://doi.org/10.14198/jhse.2019.14.proc2.11

Ferrara, F., Di Tore, P.A., Gaetano, R. (2018) Preliminary work on the testing of power glove applied to volleyball, Journal of Physical Education and Sport, 18, art. no. 294, pp. 1986-1990.

Invernizzi, P.L., Crotti, M., Bosio, A., Cavaggioni, L., Alberti, G., Scurati, R. (2019) Multi-teaching styles approach and active reflection: Effectiveness in improving fitness level, motor competence, enjoyment, amount of physical activity, and effects on the perception of physical education lessons in primary school children, Sustainability (Switzerland), 11 (2). https://doi.org/10.3390/su11020405

Izzo, R., Varde’i, C.H. (2018) Experimental approach via three different protocols on the speed agility in basketball: A case study, Journal of Physical Education and Sport, 18 (2), art. no. 93, pp. 637-640.

Izzo, R., Bertoni, M. (2017) Analysis of biomechanical abilities of basketball players through the use of a k-track device, Sport Science 10, pp. 34-41.

Martino, L., Fonzo, E., Cassese, F.P., D'isanto, T. (2019) Principles of adaptation of the rules for disabled athletes for an inclusion sport, Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, 14 (Proc2), pp. S215-S220. https://doi.org/10.14198/jhse.2019.14.proc2.08

Pisapia, F., D'Isanto, T. (2018) Inclusive methods of adaptive training in sprints: A theoretical preliminary study, Journal of Physical Education and Sport, 18, art. no. 316, pp. 2101-2105.

Raiola, G., D'elia, F., Altavilla, G. (2018) Physical activity and sports sciences between European Research Council and academic disciplines in Italy, Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, 13, pp. S283-S295. https://doi.org/10.14198/jhse.2018.13.proc2.13

Raiola, G. (2017) Motor learning and teaching method, Journal of Physical Education and Sport, 17, art. no. 236, pp. 2239-2243.

Raiola, G., Di Tore, P.A. (2017) Motor learning in sports science: Different theoretical frameworks for different teaching methods, Sport Science, 10, pp. 50-56.

Raiola, G., D'isanto, T. (2016) Descriptive shot analysis in basketball, Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, 11 (Proc1), pp. S259-S266. https://doi.org/10.14198/jhse.2016.11.proc1.18

Raiola, G. (2013) Body knowledge and motor skills, Knowledge Cultures, 1 (6), pp. 64-72.


Statistics RUA



How to Cite

Boccia, S., Izzo, R., D’Elia, F., & Fattore, S. (2019). A wheelchair by the overboard model: A technological instrument for disabled basketball players. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, 14(4proc), S1080-S1086. https://doi.org/10.14198/jhse.2019.14.Proc4.71

Most read articles by the same author(s)

1 2 3 4 5 6 > >>