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Design Considerations for Wheelchairs Used in Adverse Conditions

Pearlman, JL and Sullivan, Mark and Mhatre, Anand and Martin, Daniel and McCambridge, Matt (2018) Design Considerations for Wheelchairs Used in Adverse Conditions. Technical Report. UNSPECIFIED, Pittsburgh, PA.

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This document was created to guide wheelchair designers, manufacturers, providers, users and their caregivers on design considerations for wheelchairs used in adverse environments, especially those encountered in less-resourced areas. The need for this document was identified as a high priority by the Standards Working Group (SWG) of the International Society for Wheelchair Professionals. The SWG noted that the WHO Guidelines on the Provision of Manual Wheelchairs for Less Resourced Settings provided the general guidance for the design and production of appropriate wheelchairs but lacked detailed information stakeholders need to avoid the common pitfalls for designing wheelchairs where resources are limited and conditions are adverse. A subcommittee of the SWG was formed to draft the document, and the SWG and external reviewers provided feedback remotely and during an in-person meeting hosted by UCP Wheels for Humanity in 2016.


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Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Pearlman, JLjpearlman@pitt.eduJLP460000-0003-0830-9136
Sullivan, Mark
Mhatre, Anandanand.mhatre@pitt.eduAAM1080000-0001-6179-3727
Martin, Daniel
McCambridge, Matt
Monograph Type: Technical Report
Date: 1 February 2018
Date Type: Publication
Place of Publication: Pittsburgh, PA
Page Range: 1 - 39
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences > Rehabilitation Science and Technology
Refereed: No
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Funders: United States Agency for International Development (AIDOAA-A-12-00047)
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2018 19:56
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2019 10:55


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