SLED IMPACT TESTS OF WHEELCHAIR TIE-DOWN SYSTEMS FOR HANDICAPPED DRIVERS
Six dynamic impact tests were conducted on the UMTRI rebound sled facility to evaluate the effectiveness of three wheelchair tie-down systems intended for use by wheelchair seated drivers of vans. The tests were performed at nominal impact conditions of a 30-mph velocity differential at an average deceleration of 20 g's, using an instrumented 50th-percentile male dummy seated in an E&J power wheelchair. The final test of each demonstrated effective wheelchair securement for the test conditions.
University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute2901 Baxter Road
Ann Arbor, MI United States 48109-2150
- Schneider, L W
- Publication Date: 1985-5
- Pagination: 113 p.
- TRT Terms: Crash tests; Persons with disabilities; Tiedowns; Vans; Wheelchairs
- Old TRIS Terms: Tie-down systems
- Subject Areas: Highways; Research; Safety and Human Factors; Society; Vehicles and Equipment; I91: Vehicle Design and Safety;
- Accession Number: 00457132
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: UMTRI-85-19
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Aug 27 2004 9:39PM