Douglas Hobson, Ph.D.
RERC on Wheeled Mobility*
Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
University of Pittsburgh
*supported by: The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
The intent of this lecture is to provide the reviewer a basic understanding of the components of a powered wheelchair. References are provided that will facilitate viewing commercial examples of commercial products, as well as locating information on the industry performance standards to which most of the products are now being tested.