Safety in Transportation

December 2008
PN;Dec2008, Vol. 62 Issue 12, p70
Trade Publication
The article discusses research and standards development to advance the design and performance of wheelchairs and their seating systems intended to serve as vehicle seats. It notes that a voluntary industry standard will test complete wheelchair seating systems under frontal impact conditions using sled impact the testing. In addition, it cites the use of postural support devices such as chest and pelvic positioning belts to improve comfort and function during activities of daily living.


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