POWER -- Chair Lingo

Cooper, Rory A.; Olson, Joseh; Cooper, Rosemarie
May 2009
PN;May2009, Vol. 63 Issue 5, p32
Trade Publication
The article presents various types of power wheelchairs such as rear-wheel-drive, front-wheel-drive, and mid-and center-wheel-drive. It discusses the characteristics of each type of wheel chair and how they affect their performances in meeting the needs of an individual. It also provides an overview of the language and features of power wheelchairs. INSET: Setting the Standard.


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