Choosing a Wheelchair System

Choosing a Wheelchair System

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Details the prescription considerations for individuals with physical disabilities. Compares conventional and lightweight wheelchairs, and factors in functional assessment. Examines the technical aspects of seat cushion selection, factors that affect the ergonometrics of wheelchair operation, and the influence of powered mobility. Also covers wheelchair standards and current directions in wheelchair research. Appendix covers qTypes of Wheelchairsq. Over 100 photos, charts and drawings. Index.The powered wheelchair in common use one third of a century later follows this same configuration and still retains a remarkably similar list of components. ... In spite of these many improvements, for the most part the powered wheelchair is still a modified manual wheelchair. ... Another example is the Besam, with the drive wheels in front and a seat which has powered legrests and backrest as an option.

Title:Choosing a Wheelchair System
Author:Seldon P. Todd, Jr.
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 1992-01-01


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