Manual Wheelchair ISO-ANSI/RESNA Fatigue Testing ExperienceBy Cooper, R.A. Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA Human Engineering Laboratory, California State University, Sacramento, CA Stewart; Proceedings of the RESNA '94 Annual Conference, Vol. 14
(Pages: 324-326) Publication Date: 1994
This article describes a series of fatigue tests used to evaluate the durability of manual wheelchairs and their components when subjected to repeated low-level stresses. At the same time the applicability of ANSI/RESNS WC-08 to fatigue testing of wheelchairs was also evaluated. Testing involved a Double Drum fatigue test and a Curb Drop test. Nine wheelchairs were tested to failure. Test results are given in tabular form.
Published by: Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) (Website:http://www.resna.org)
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