Wheelchairs: Perceptions, Technology Advances and Barriers

Kevin Russell Henderson (Editor)

Series: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
BISAC: TEC059000




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Recent advances have dramatically improved the quality of life for wheelchair users, from accessibility to overall ride comfort. Many different types of wheelchairs are commercially available and these are an integral part of the lives of people with different kinds of motor impairments. This book provides new research on the perceptions, barriers and technological advancements of wheelchairs. (Imprint: Novinka)


Chapter 1. Provision of Active Wheelchairs in Relation to Person-Centered Care and Health Literacy
Oskar Krantz (Department of Social Work, Malmö University, Malmö, Sweden)

Chapter 2. Product Design Methodology: Powered Devices for Wheelchair
F. B. Alvarenga, L. C. A. Silva and F. G. Dedini (Department of Mechanical Engineering, State University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil)

Chapter 3. Impact of Wheelchair Provision upon Parent Caregivers: a Qualitative Study
Jackie Casey, Lyndsay Gittins and Rachael McDonald (School of Life and Health Sciences, University of Ulster, Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim, N. Ireland, and others)

Chapter 4. The Psychology of Wheelchair Sport: From Hedonic to Eudaimonic Happiness
Jeffrey J. Martin, Eva Prokesova and Frazer Atkinson (Division of KHS, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA, and others)


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