In the French context, manual wheelchair users
are in general quite satisfied with their wheelchairs
but some aspects (weight, comfort, durability, and
maneuverability) and technical parameters (weight
or propulsion outdoors) should be optimized because
they are related to an active lifestyle and participation.
It is also important to consider the caregivers
when improving technical parameters such as the
push handles, brakes, and weight of the wheelchair.
Improving these aspects of the manual wheelchair
should decrease the risk of musculoskeletal injuries
for both manual wheelchair users and the caregivers
and also improve satisfaction and promote mobility.
Volume 52 Number 2, 2015
Pages 181 — 192
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