Let’s continue our discussion on seating and mobility considerations for individuals who are bariatric. (If you missed the first two articles in this mini-series, you can click here for Part 1 on Body Shape and click here for Part 2 on Assessment and Seating.) This month, we will look at the mobility base...
Last month, I wrote an introductory article on the different types, or categories, of manual wheelchairs available. This month, let’s focus on centre of gravity and its application to manual wheelchairs.
The position of the rear wheel on a manual wheelchair relative to the frame effects the position of the centre of gravity and will impact the performance of the wheelchair. The graphics below illustrate the position of the rear wheel along the horizontal plane, which changes the weight distribution between the rear wheel and the front casters.
Handout Webinar Taking the Fear out of Programming Power WCs 2017
Handout - Power Mobility Webinar Feb 2017
Handout - Transit Standards for Seating WCs and WC Tiedowns
Bariatric Measurement Chart