Compare, contrast with new standard

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

GENEVA, Switzerland--A new ISO standard will measure the ability of power wheelchairs and scooters to safely maneuver obstacles like uneven terrain, door thresholds and curbs, the organization announced in January. The standard, ISO 7176-10, specifies requirements for test equipment, outlines test procedures and provides specifications for reporting test results. “This new standard will help users select the most appropriate wheelchair where obstacle climbing is important for access and safety,” stated Dev Banerjee, who heads the committee that developed the standard.