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Wheelchair brakes

Name: Wheelchairs -- Part 3: Determination of effectiveness of brakes

Identifier: ISO 7176-3:2012

Issuing Organisation: ISO

Country: International

Language: English

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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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