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Flooring for Wheelchairs: Rolling Resistance Test Findings January 22, 2009

Filed under: Interior Finish Materials,Uncategorized — ia2studio @ 8:23 pm

In the field study in the rehabilitation center, tiles and tarpaulin had the lowest rolling resistance, while high piled carpet had the highest values. It is concluded that the wheelchair pushing method described in this study is usable for the determination that there are (relative) differences in rolling resistance of different floor materials if performed under standardized conditions and procedures…

Geurts , C. and LHV van der Woude. “Measurement of wheelchair rolling resistance with a handle bar push technique .” Journal of Medical Engineering & Technology 27. 6 November 2003. 249-58. 22 Jan 2009

Posted By: Kate Blanchfield


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