The Powered Wheelchair Training Guide

The Powered Wheelchair Training Guide

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The Powered Wheelchair Training Guide by Peter Axelson, Jean Minkel, Anita Perr, Denise Yamada

The skills and information in this guide will hopefully help increase the independence of wheelchair users, decrease the number of wheelchair accidents caused by the lack of education and training, and limit the frustration caused by those receiving or giving inadequate or improper assistance. The wheelchair skills and instructions in this book were compiled with the assistance of wheelchair users and rehabilitation professionals. These experienced individuals provided input on the wheelchair techniques, text content, and illustrations.
We recommend that new wheelchair users or those who have limited familiarity with powered chairs read this guide thoroughly to learn about all aspects of their use. Those more experienced or familiar with wheelchairs may prefer to skim the table of contents to locate specific topics.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148620020
Publisher: P A X Press Online
Publication date: 10/09/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 150
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Peter W. Axelson received a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering and Product Design in 1979 and a M.S.M. E. degree in Smart Product Design in 1982, both from Stanford University.
He is the Director of Research and Development at Beneficial Designs, Inc., a rehabilitation engineering design firm that develops prototypes, devices and systems for production, performs design review, tests rehabilitation equipment, and conducts rehabilitation research. PAX Press, a division of Beneficial Designs, is his publishing company.

Peter is best known for his development of the ARROYA sit-ski in 1978 and the first chairlift-compatible mono-ski with a shock absorber in 1985. He raced as a member of the U.S. Disabled Ski Team from 1985 to 1992, competing and medaling in three world championships. Peter has also developed many other adaptive recreational devices for people with disabilities.

Peter is the Chairman of the ANSI/RESNA Wheelchair Standards Committee, a trustee for the Paralyzed Veterans of America Spinal Cord Research Foundation, and a member of the Recreation Access Advisory Committee to the Access Board (U.S. Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board) and the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Playground Surfacing Task Group.

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