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ISO 7176-7:1998

Wheelchairs -- Part 7: Measurement of seating and wheel dimensions

This part of ISO 7176 specifies a method for measuring the seating and wheel dimensions of wheelchairs.

It is applicable to wheelchairs and vehicles intended to provide indoor and outdoor mobility at speed up to 15 km/h for people with disabilities whose mass does not exceed 120 kg, including the following classifications from ISO 9999:1992:

  • Electric motor-driven wheelchairs with manual steering 12 21 24
  • Electric motor-driven wheelchairs with power steering 12 21 27
  • Powered attendant-controlled wheelchairs 12 21 21
  • Manual attendant-controlled wheelchairs 12 21 03
  • Bimanual rear-wheel-driven wheelchairs 12 21 06
  • Bimanual front-wheel-driven wheelchairs 12 21 09
  • Bimanual lever-driven wheelchairs 12 21 12
  • Single-side-driven nonpowered wheelchairs driven by one arm or one leg 12 21 15
  • Foot-propelled wheelchairs 12 21 18

It does not apply to wheelchairs with a seat width of less than 212 mm.

This part of ISO 7176 does not specify nominal seating and wheel dimensions for wheelchairs.

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