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Adaptive Sports Equipment

RESNA Standards Committee on Adaptive Sports Equipment (ASE) 

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Future meetings are being planned now and the meeting information will be posted soon. Each standards committee is required to maintain a balance in membership. Anyone is welcome to join the committee, and we are especially looking for consumers, government representatives, and ski industry representatives. Please contact Joel Bach or Peter Axelson for information on how to participate. 


Chair:  Joel Bach
Colorado School of Mines

Vice Chair: Chris Witte
Enabling Technologies LLC

Secretary: Peter Axelson
Beneficial Designs, Inc.

These standards affect users and organizations representing the technical needs of persons with mobility impairments including, Adaptive Sports Equipment Suppliers, Adaptive Ski Programs, Assistive Technology Practitioners, manufacturers of Sit-skis, Mono-skis and Bi-skis (SMBs), and researchers, designers and test laboratories of SMBs.

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RESNA ASE-1 Adaptive Sports Equipment Volume 1: Winter Sports Equipment

This standard includes requirements and test methods for adaptive winter sports equipment (sit-skis, mono-skis and bi-skis). A new section of the standard will include requirements and test methods for restraint systems for use on chairlifts. Additional sections pertaining to other types of winter adaptive sports equipment will be developed and incorporated with future revisions.

Section 1: Requirements and Test Methods for Sit-skis, Mono-skis, and Bi-skis

Section 2: Requirements and Test Methods for Chairlift Rider Restraints

Beneficial Designs, Inc.
Contact Person: Peter Axelson
Address: P.O. Box 69, Minden, NV 89423
Phone: 775.783.8822

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