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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