Standards Committee on Wheelchair and Related Seating Seeks New Members

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 3:00pm
Standards News
The RESNA Standards Committee on Wheelchair and Related Seating (WRS) is seeking to recruit new members. It is important to the work of the committee that we have participating members from various areas of expertise. In particular, the committee seeks participation from the following areas:  
  • Consumer, advocate, or caregiver
  • Clinician
  • Rehabilitation researcher
  • Policy expert, payer, or educator
  • Independent product research and development
The primary purpose of the committee is to develop and maintain standards for wheelchair seating devices that are intended to provide postural support and/or tissue integrity management for individuals who use wheelchairs. The standard specifies test methods or methods of measurement for: vocabulary; the physical and mechanical characteristics; and static, impact and load strength testing of postural support devices.
RESNA is a standards developing organization accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The RESNA Assistive Technology Standards Board is the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to ANSI for the development of International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards pertaining to assistive technology and other products for persons with disabilities. 
Meetings are open to anyone; voting on documents requires membership. To become a member, please visit the committee page to download the membership form.
If you have any questions about the work of this committee or how to get involved, please contact the WRS Committee Chair, Barb Crane.
for additional information.