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User evaluation of three wheelchair securement systems in large accessible transit vehicles

Linda van Roosmalen, PhD, et al.


Figure 1. TDX SP power wheelchair (Invacare; Elyria, Ohio) equipped with four tie-down securement points, universal design interface geometry adaptor, and frame-mounted pelvic restraint.

An evaluation was conducted on ease of use, comfort, security, and independent use of three types of wheelchair securement systems in a large accessible transit vehicle. Twenty wheelchair and scooter users were surveyed after taking a 15-minute city bus ride. Participants responded positively to an automated docking and a rear-facing wheelchair passenger station securement system, which were quicker and easier to use and allowed more independent use than a 4-point tie-down system. Results indicate a need for improved securement systems for forward-facing use that do not require wheelchair modifications and can be easily and independently used by wheelchair and scooter users.

Volume 48 Number 7, 2011
   Pages 823 — 838


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Van Roosmalen L, Karg P, Hobson D, Turkovich M, Porach E. User evaluation of three wheelchair securement systems in large accessible transit vehicles. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2011;48(7):823-38.
DOI:10.1682/JRRD.2010.07.0126
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