ISO 16840-2: 2007 load deflection and hysteresis measurements for a sample of wheelchair seating cushions

James Hollington, Susan J. Hillman, Maria Carmen Torres-Sanchez, Jens Boeckx, Neil Crossan

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Abstract

Load deflection and hysteresis measurements were made on 37 wheelchair seating cushions according to ISO 16840-2:2007. Load deflection plots for all 37 cushions are reported and fundamental aspects of graph interpretation discussed. ISO hysteresis data are also reported and interpretation discussed. (C) 2013 IPEM. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)509-515
Number of pages7
JournalMedical Engineering and Physics
Volume36
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2014

Keywords

  • Cushion
  • Foam
  • Hysteresis
  • ISO
  • ISO 16840
  • ISO 16840-2
  • Load deflection
  • Mechanical characteristics
  • Pressure
  • Pressure ulcer
  • Seating
  • Standard
  • Tissue integrity
  • Wheelchair

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