Portable Ramp Usage of Wheeled Mobility UsersBy Choi, Young Mi, MA, MS; Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) 2007 Conference,
Publication Date: 2007
Paper presents the results of a web-based survey designed to gather data related to the usage and perceptions of portable ramps among wheeled mobility users. Twenty-five owners of portable ramps and 28 participants who did not own a portable ramp responded to the survey. Overall, portable ramp owners were pleased with their ramps but a large percentage of owners used their ramps only rarely. Non-owners had the same expectations about portable ramps as owners, but cited cost as the main factor that prevented them from owning one. Design issued included noise during transportation, pinch pints on folding ramps, slippage during use, and reduced performance in wet or icy weather. This paper was presented at the 2007 Annual Conference of the Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America.
Published by: Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) (Website:http://www.resna.org)
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number O16997