When selecting a pressure-relieving cushion for a wheelchair user, clinicians often use a mat of pressure sensors to judge which cushion is best for the user. These pressure measurements are almost always taken when the wheelchair user is sitting still rather than moving, e.g., when manually propelling his or her wheelchair. This study investigated whether there is any difference between ranking the pressure-relieving qualities of cushions when users are sitting still (static) and when they are propelling (dynamic). The results suggest that cushions selected using static pressure measurements can be used for self-propelling wheelchair users.
Volume 50 Number 1, 2013
Pages 53 — 60
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