Please click on the link to view the Seating Dissertation [25kb] by John Tiernan.
Best Practice Guidelines (BPG) 1 – 5 are now available via a link on our Resources page. These guidelines have been developed in conjunction with interested parties throughout the world and reflect a consensus view on best practice in the specified area of practice. The guidelines are hosted by Posture and Mobility Group in the [...]
Click here to go to the RESNA Final Position Paper on Restraint
Click here to visit a recent news item on a study of Wheelchair Provision and Maintenance in Ireland carried out at the University of Limerick by Dr Rosie Gowran.
'A Clinical Application Guide to Standardized Wheelchair Seating Measures of the Body and Seating Support Surfaces, Revised Edition' & 'Glossary of Wheelchair Terms and Definitions, Version 1.0' Publisher: Assistive Technology Partners, School of Medicine, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Date Published: Hardcopies available for purchase from Spring 2014 For further information and to register [...]
We are in the process of redesigning IPMN’s website. Our aims are to: improve people’s experience of registering on the site and booking a place at the event make the site more mobile friendly (since many members prefer to access it via phone or tablet) modernise the design and improve the appearance, layout, functionality and [...]
Hand Drive: A wheelchair attachment that allows any wheelchair to be powered in a rowing motion. It is 3D printable, open source, and available to all.
We were given the challenge to hack a wheelchair and make it better. Through research, we discovered that lever-powered wheelchairs were proven to be a better physical motion for the user. We also discovered how expensive they were—anywhere from $2,000-$10,000. Instead of redesigning the wheelchair, we came up with the idea of a Hand Drive [...]