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Wheelchair seat cushions for tissue integrity

Name: Wheelchair seating -- Part 2: Determination of physical and mechanical characteristics of seat cushions intended to manage tissue integrity

Identifier: ISO 16840-2:2018

Issuing Organisation: ISO

Country: International

Language: English

Organization website (opens in new window): http://www.iso.org/standard

Link to standard (opens in new window): https://www.iso.org/standard/66972.html

Availability: Available to Purchase

Type: International standard

Issue Year: 2018

Forward Review Date: Not known

Fields: Travel, Transport, and Mobility 

Intended Audiences: Professional and Trade Bodies and Governmental and Public Sector Bodies

Abstract:

ISO 16840-2:2018 specifies apparatus, test methods and disclosure requirements for wheelchair seat cushions intended to maintain tissue integrity and prevent tissue trauma. Test conditions simulate a symmetric anatomy and posture and do not represent cushion performance for specific individual users. Loads are intended to represent those seen under the pelvis of a 50th percentile wheelchair user and are not intended to assess the weight capacity of the cushion or to characterize the cushion under bariatric loads. It is possible that not all test methods apply to existing and future cushion technologies. It does not include test methods or requirements for determining the fire resistance of cushions.

ISO 16840-2:2018 can also be applicable to tissue integrity management devices used as other support systems, as well as to cushions used in situations other than a wheelchair.

Relevance to Active and Healthy Ageing: Medium

Older Person Specific: No

Usage / Adoption status: Not known

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