Standards and Anthropometry for Wheeled Mobility
The U.S. Access Board has released a report that is part of a major multi-year project to collect human measures data on people who use wheeled mobility aids. Started in 1999, this work will continue at least through 2006. The report reviews research conducted in other countries including Australia, the United Kingdom, and Canada and examines how that research influenced access standards in those countries. The comparative analysis developed for the report is designed to provide a framework for the future comparison of research findings and standards and may serve as a foundation for enhancing the utilization of research for standards development. The analysis highlights the importance of integrating research with standards development, organizing international research collaborations, and developing international standards.
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