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Wheelchair Selection and Configuration, Paperback / softback Book

Wheelchair Selection and Configuration Paperback / softback


This is the definitive text for everyone concerned with wheelchair selection, including Physical and Occupational Therapists, Physiatrists, and other health care providers involved with helping patients to achieve optimal seating.

Chapters discuss wheelchair measurement, engineering fundamentals, biomechanics, electronics and standards.

Various types of wheelchairs are considered, including manual, powered, specialised and sports chairs; the selection of seat cushions and specialised seating systems are considered in depth and assessment and intervention are reviewed. The audience for this book includes undergraduate and graduate students studying occupational therapy, physical therapy, rehabilitation science, and rehabilitation engineering.

It also is a suitable reference for professionals in engineering and the health professions.

It assumes that the reader has a working knowledge of human anatomy, human physiology and physics.

Some exposure to clinical practice also is beneficial. Each chapter opens with a set of goals that orient the reader to the material covered.

For example, the goals of the chapter ""Wheelchair Engineering Fundamentals"" are:To understand mechanical and material propertiesTo understand the relationship between technology and its environmentTo know how to problem-solve and integrate technical and functional informationTo understand the roles, constraints and perspectives of designers and fabricatorsExtensive illustrations guide the reader through all concepts of wheelchair design and prescription


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Disability: social aspects
  • ISBN: 9781888799187



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