Effect of rear wheel suspension on tilt-in-space wheelchair shock and vibration attenuation
Suspension systems are designed to reduce shock and vibration exposure. Prior to the QuadshoX LLC suspension kit (Fort Collins, CO), manual tilt-in-space wheelchairs did not have rear wheel suspension available for use. Furthermore, it was anticipated that rear wheel diameter would have an independent effect on shock and vibration transmitted to the wheelchair. The aim of this study was to investigate the shock and vibration reducing capabilities of the newly available aftermarket rear wheel suspension system and wheel diameter for manual tilt-in-space wheelchairs. Ten healthy non-wheelchair ...
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