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A Clinical Application Guide to Standardised Wheelchair Seating

This manual is the initial product of a two year project funded by the Paralysed Veterans of America (PVA) Education Foundation.

The overall goal of this project is to support and advance clinical practice and fundamental research in wheelchair seating. This project focused on increasing the adoption of standardised measures and terminology related to wheelchair seated posture and seating equipment parameters. The primary purpose of this clinical guide was to translate a highly technical international standard into a format and language that is easier to understand and clinically useful. This standard, titled ISO 16840 (2006): Wheelchair seating -- Part 1: Vocabulary, reference axis convention and measures for body segments, pos-ture and postural support surfaces [1], was published in 2006. Unfortunately, it has yet to be adopted in clinical practice.

 

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A Clinical Application Guide to Standardised Wheelchair Seating

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