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Literature Review on Dynamic Wheelchair Seating

The following are results of a literature review on Dynamic Wheelchair Seating. This term is used in multiple contexts. Some articles refer to dynamic seating but are addressing changes to the seated posture during manual wheelchair propulsion. Other articles refer to dynamic surfaces or cushions that “actively redistribute pressure on the body surfaces.” (i.e. Stephen Sprigle PhD, P. T. (2011). Assessing evidence supporting redistribution of pressure for pressure ulcer prevention: a review. Journal of rehabilitation research and development, 48(3), 203.). Some articles refer to a seat’s “dynamic stiffness” (i.e. Garcia-Mendez, Y., & Boninger, M. L. (2012). Dynamic stiffness and transmissibility of commercially available wheelchair cushions using a laboratory test method. Journal of rehabilitation research and development, 49(1), 7.). This review explores literature in the context of dynamic wheelchair seating where a part of the wheelchair or wheelchair seating system moves in response to client movement.

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