Enabling Environments Lab Research Project: Wheelchair with a Drop-Down Armrest for Sliding Transfers

An image of a wheelchair. PI: Jon Sanford. The purpose of this study is to develop and demonstrate the feasibility of a new wheelchair with an integral transfer board. The wheelchair will eliminate the need for a separate transfer board, which typically requires two hands to use, must be carried somewhere on the side, lap, or behind the wheelchair user, and can easily slide off of the wheelchair during the transfer creating a falls risk. The study is being conducted in collaboration with SafeSlideBoard Inc. with a grant from the National Institute on Aging.

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