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Volume 51 Number 8, 2014
   Pages 1255 — 1264

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Pilot study of a strap-based custom wheelchair seating system in persons with spinal cord injury

John E. Ferguson, PhD, et al.

This study evaluated a custom wheelchair seat made of interwoven straps in three Veterans with spinal cord injuries. Seating pressures were not affected following common wheelchair activities such as wheeling and transferring. Also, therapists were able to customize the strap lengths to obtain acceptable pressure distributions for the subjects in 4 to 40 min. This study can help inform future studies that test the long-term use of strap-based wheelchair seats and that help identify which individuals would most benefit from rapidly customizable strap-based seating.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.01.0007


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Ferguson JE, Wittig BL, Payette M, Goldish GD, Hansen AH. Pilot study of a strap-based custom wheelchair seating system in persons with spinal cord injury. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2014;51(8):1255–64.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.01.0007
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