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Design, Test, and Development of a Wheelchair Restraint System for Use in Buses
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published February 01, 1976 by SAE International in United States
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A contoured rear-facing restraint couch has been designed, fabricated and tested which protects wheelchair-confined passengers in simulated frontal barrier collisions at velocities of up to at least 25 mph and in simulated rear-end collisions. A cable system secures the wheelchair to the base of the restraint couch and is automatically engaged when the wheelchair is backed against the couch. A three-point belt system secures the passenger in rear-end collisions or during elastic rebound in frontal collisions. Plastic deformation of the couch framework limits g-loadings on passenger and couch even during severe impacts.
CitationOrne, D., Barak, E., and Fisch, R., "Design, Test, and Development of a Wheelchair Restraint System for Use in Buses," SAE Technical Paper 760809, 1976, https://doi.org/10.4271/760809.
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