Name: Wheelchairs -- Part 3: Determination of effectiveness of brakes
Identifier: ISO 7176-3:2012
Issuing Organisation: ISO
Organization website (opens in new window): http://www.iso.org/
Link to standard (opens in new window): https://www.iso.org/standard/53816.html
Availability: Available to Purchase
Type: International Standard
Issue Year: 2012
Forward Review Date: 2018
Intended Audiences: Private Sector Bodies, Professional and Trade Bodies, and Governmental and Public Sector Bodies
The performance of a wheelchair’s brakes can be critical for safety. The tests specified in this part of ISO 7176 determine the ability of a wheelchair to stop in a safe manner on level ground and on a slope, and determine the ability of a wheelchair to remain stationary when parked on a slope.
This part of ISO 7176 specifies test methods for the measurement of the effectiveness of brakes of manual wheelchairs and electrically powered wheelchairs, including scooters, intended to carry one person, with a maximum speed not exceeding 15 km/h. It also specifies disclosure requirements for the manufacturer.
Relevance to Active and Healthy Ageing: Medium
Older Person Specific: No
Usage / Adoption status: Not known
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