mobility and more

Eilerman, Dan
April 2005
PN;Apr2005, Vol. 59 Issue 4, p48
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the troubles faced by wheelchair users. By absorbing the vibrations, wheelchair seat cushions and backs can help limit the amount of vibration that reaches the user. Many of them suffer from back pain and fatigue brought on by vibration while propelling their wheelchairs. Pressure-redistributing seat cushions and rigid, contoured backrests that enhance positioning and help maintain the spine's natural curvature also can help in vibration dampening, as correct spinal alignment helps the body more naturally absorb shock.


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