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Assistive Technology 104

Technologies that Enable Mobility


  • Identity the activity, human, and contextual influences on the use of wheeled mobility
  • Describe the assessment of the consumer for a mobility system
  • Describe the two primary structures of wheelchairs
  • Identify the major characteristics of manual wheelchairs
  • Describe the classifications of powered mobility systems and their characteristics
  • Understand the influence of the relationship between the center of gravity of the user and the center of mass of the wheelchair on the function of the wheelchair
  • Describe the key elements of implementation and training for the use of wheeled mobility devices
  • Identify standardized assessments that are specific to use of wheeled mobility devices

Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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