Choosing a Wheelchair System

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Seldon P. Todd, Jr.
DIANE Publishing, 1992 - Medical - 118 pages
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 "Types of Wheelchairs". Over 100 photos, charts and drawings. Index.

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