Restraint Vest for Wheelchairs
Restraint Vest stability system using clips and fasteners with adjustable straps, which gives great versatility for different chairs and serves as sizes of all users with a single universal vest.
This article is reprinted with permission from the American Occupational Therapy Association. It was published in June 1999 in OT Practice and if it is referenced in a presentation or article should be cited as: Snell, M. A. (1999). Guidelines For Safely Transporting Wheelchair Users.
Injury can occur when the person hits something, something hits the person, or the person is ejected from the vehicle. At an impact speed of 30 miles per hour, the front of a vehicle comes to a complete stop within one tenth of a second, but unrestrained occupants and objects (e.g., purses, dogs, books, crutches, etc.) continue to move like projectiles toward the point of the crash impact at 30 miles per hour…..