Hands-on Braking for Manual Wheelchairs
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Slowing down and maintaining control of a wheelchair can be difficult for some users, especially those with poor hand strength and/or sensation. Ramps and slopes present a significant barrier to independent and safe mobility. Collisions, falls and/or tips are consistent with running into an object at too high of speed. A need exists for a braking system for manual wheelchair users that allows them to use their hands more effectively and efficiently while braking.
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