Wheelchair seating -- Part 1: Vocabulary, reference axis convention and measures for body segments, posture and postural support surfaces
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This standard was last reviewed and confirmed* in 2013.
ISO 16840-1:2006 applies to seating intended to provide postural support within a wheelchair. It specifies:
- a global coordinate system that permits the determination and recording of a person's posture while seated in a wheelchair;
- the standard terms and definitions for use in describing both the posture and the anthropometrics of a person seated in a wheelchair;
- the terms and definitions for describing the dimensions, location and orientation of seating support surfaces, which together comprise the body support system.
ISO 16840-1:2006 does not specify any methods for use in measuring a person's seated posture, nor does it define terms for dynamic physiological movements (such as flexion or extension).
ISO 16840-1:2006 might be applicable to seating other than that intended to be used within a wheelchair.
Document published on: 2006-03 Edition: 1 (Monolingual) ICS: 01.040.11; 11.180.10 Status: Published Stage: 90.93 (2013-10-14) TC/SC: ISO/TC 173/SC 1 Number of Pages: 77
This standard has not been revised
No corrigenda or amendments available