ISO 16840-1:2006 Preview

Wheelchair seating -- Part 1: Vocabulary, reference axis convention and measures for body segments, posture and postural support surfaces

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.


General information

  • Current status : Published
    Publication date : 2006-03
  • Edition : 1
    Number of pages : 77
  • :
    ISO/TC 173/SC 1
    Wheelchairs
  • 01.040.11
    Health care technology (Vocabularies)
    11.180.10
    Aids and adaptation for moving

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