Volume 51 Number 8, 2014
Pages 1255 — 1264
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.
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