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Researchers add 'teeth' to standards for wheelchairs

November 10, 2017Liz Beaulieu, Editor

PITTSBURGH - Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have secured a nearly $5 million grant to continue their work developing standards to improve product quality and safety for wheelchairs. Wheelchair quality and safety are a growing problem, the researchers say, with about 50% of users saying they have experienced a breakdown in a six-month period, according to research they have already conducted. “This grant allows us to have a real impact,” said Jon Pearlman, an associate...

David Brienza, Jon Pearlman, UPitt, Wheelchair

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