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Independently operated footrests: Design concepts

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NARIC Accession Number: O18244.  What's this?
Project Number: H133E080003.
Source: Georgia Institute of Technology, CATEA.org.
Publisher(s): Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access (CATEA) Georgia Institute of Technology, College of Architecture 490 Tenth Street, NW Atlanta, GA 30332-0156 404/894-4960.
Publication Year: 2009.
Abstract: Video presents 4 prototype designs for independently operated power wheelchair footrests developed at Georgia Tech's Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access (CATEA) The four-bar linkage, track slide, motorized, and spring-loaded designs allow wheelchair users to independently lift and lower a center-mounted footrest. For each prototype, the primary designer describes how the design works, demonstrates how to operate the mechanism, and discusses its advantages and limitations. Running time: 5:16.
Descriptor Terms: ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY, AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS, POWERED WHEELCHAIRS, REHABILITATION ENGINEERING, WHEELCHAIR DESIGN.

 
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