Each wheelchair was tested in the most stable and least stable configurations in the forward, rearward, and lateral directions according to section 1 of the ANSI/ RESNA
Abbreviations: ANOVA = analysis of variance, ANSI/ RESNA
= American National Standards Institute/Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America, DME = durable medical equipment, EC = equivalent cycle, EPW = electric powered wheelchair, GC = Golden Companion, POV = power operated vehicle, SD = standard deviation, VA = Department of Veterans Affairs.
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WC19 compliant and equipped with four tie-down securement points and a frame-mounted pelvic belt.
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standards tests may lead to commercialized manual wheelchairs that have diverse or poor durability as revealed in previous studies [9-12].
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