Standards Working Group

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The Standards Working Group is developing standards and test devices for manufacturers and service providers that will improve reliability and usability of wheelchairs in less-resourced settings and aid in the selection of appropriate wheelchairs based on the user's environment and lifestyle.  The Working Group is establishing priorities related to standards and testing and a framework of testing protocols for engineering and usability metrics.  Standards Working Group subcommittees are addressing:  casters, corrosion, rolling resistance and whole chair testing.  The group also is developing wheelchair design considerations.  The Working Group includes researchers, donors, and commercial members who are experienced in wheelchair standards, work in less-resourced environments, or both.

 

Member List

Name Organization
Ben Gebrosky University of Pittsburgh
Garrett Grindle University of Pittsburgh
Dave Mahilo Invacare
Daniel Martin Shonaquip
Matt McCambridge MIT
Anand Mhatre University of Pittsburgh
Jon Pearlman University of Pittsburgh
Norman Reese LeTourneau University
Chris Rushman Motivation UK
Don Schoendorfer Free Wheelchair Mission
Mark Sullivan -- Chair Consultant, Convaid, Ride Designs and Polus Center
Scott Walters Mobility Worldwide
Eric Wunderlich Latter-day Saint Charities 
   

 

Meeting Recaps

Standards Working Group, August 9, 2017 -- Size: 351KB

Standards Working Group, July 12, 2017 -- Size: 330KB

Standards Working Group, June 14, 2017 -- Size: 252KB

Standards Working Group, April 12, 2017 -- Size: 250KB

Standards Working Group, March 8, 2017 -- Size: 864KB

Standards Working Group, January 18, 2017 -- Size: 289KB

Standards Working Group, November 9, 2016 -- Size: 289KB

Standards Working Group, October 13, 2016 -- Size: 256KB

Standards Working Group, September 12, 2016 -- Size: 256KB

Standards Working Group, August 9, 2016 -- Size: 780KB

Standards Working Group, July 19, 2016 -- Size: 191KB

Standards Working Group, January 12, 2016 -- Size: 231KB

Standards Working Group, November 10, 2015 -- Size: 231KB

Standards Working Group, October 13, 2015 -- Size: 105KB

Standards Working Group, August 25, 2015 -- Size: 214KB

Standards Working Group, August 11, 2015 -- Size: 143KB

Standards Working Group, July 28, 2015 -- Size: 128KB

Standards Working Group, June 9, 2015 -- Size: 100KB

Standards Working Group, May 26, 2015 -- Size: 97KB

Standards Working Group, May 12, 2015 -- Size: 163KB

Standards Working Group, April 29, 2015 -- Size: 105KB

Standards Working Group, April 4, 2015 -- Size: 94KB

Standards Working Group, March 31, 2015 -- Size: 104KB

Standards Working Group, March 17, 2015 -- Size: 99KB


Standards Working Group - Carousel Test Sub-Committee, January 29, 2016 -- Size: 105KB