This paper describes the second development phase of a new tilt-in-space manual pediatric wheelchair design. The objectives of this Phase Two work are: 1) Improve the design of the Phase One (P1) wheelchair based on design criteria formulated from focus group results and analysis. 2) Verify that the criteria have been met through ANSI/RESNA durability testing and further user testing. This paper describes work on this second phase to-date and builds upon Phase One work described in previous conference proceedings.
wheelchair, pediatric, tilt-in-space, design, technology transfer
This work was supported by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) (Phase II SBIR- H133S050134) and by the National Science Foundation (IGERT-DGE 0333420)
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