A SURVEY OF OCCUPIED WHEELCHAIRS TO DETERMINE THEIR OVERALL DIMENSIONS AND CHARACTERISTICS

In order to provide basic information on the dimensions of people in their wheelchairs, photographs were taken of 382 visitors at the 1995 Mobility Roadshow. From these, the height, width and length of people in their wheelchairs were computed. The wheelchairs were classified into one of eight groups and features such as whether the chair could be folded were also noted. It was found that a wide variety of wheelchairs were in use, and it is hoped that the information will aid designers of wheelchair accessible transport systems. (A)

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  • Corporate Authors:

    TRL

    Crowthorne House, Nine Mile Ride
    Wokingham, Berkshire  United Kingdom  RG40 3GA
  • Authors:
    • STAIT, R E
    • SAVILL, T A
  • Publication Date: 1995

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 15 p.
  • Serial:
    • TRL Report
    • Issue Number: 150
    • Publisher: TRL
    • ISSN: 0968-4107

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00712447
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 24 1995 12:00AM