1. Wheelchair seating is tested at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute sled lab in Ann Arbor, Michigan on May 30, 2012.

    UMTRI’s Biosciences Group conducts sled impact tests of wheelchairs and wheelchair tiedowns and occupant-restraint systems to determine their impact response characteristics and to evaluate products with respect to voluntary national and international standards and recommended practices. UMTRI has been involved in wheelchair occupant safety research for more than 20 years, and the Biosciences research staff has been active in standard-development efforts worldwide since 1985.

    Image by Laura Rudich | Michigan Engineering

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