Table 1: Five studies measuring manual wheelchair use in everyday life.

StudyPopulationDaily distanceDaily time movingDaily average speed

Karmarkar et al. [14]VA nursing homes1.5 kmn/a0.48 m/s
Levy et al. [15]Adults1.45 kmn/an/a
Tolerico et al. [17]Athletes2.5 km48 min0.8 m/s
Cooper et al. [13]Children1.6 kmn/a0.67 m/s
Oyster et al. [16]SCI1.9 km47 min0.63 m/s

Ranges1.5–2.5 km47.5 min0.5–0.8 m/s