Prescriber Resources

Information for Clinicians, rehabilitation therapists, rehab engineers & certified rehabilitation technology suppliers 

Background

Crash-Tested Products

This site contains an up-to-date list of crash tested Wheelchairs, WTORS & Seating Products along with contact information and links to the manufacturer's homepage. 

Have technical questions about the standards or the crash testing process? Contact Nichole Orton at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

Ride Safe Brochure

  • Check this out!! A new and updated Ride Safe Brochure! It's clear message and illustrations are helpful in teaching clients and colleagues about best practices in transit safety technology.
  • Printed copies of this brochure can also be requested from the Educational Tool Box on this website.

Standards

Clinical tools

Advocacy and System Change

  • Use the power you have as a clinician prescribing wheelchairs and seating systems to pressure manufacturers to produce and label more WC19 compliant mobility products. We have created a template or form letter for you to use. Modify and use it to write a letter to manufacturers you use. Tell them you want to be able to select from ANY of their wheelchairs, and know that it will be available with a transit option.
  • See the consumer pages for educational handouts directed to consumers who sit in wheelchairs as they ride public transit, private vehicles, or school buses.
  • Justifying funding for WC19 Wheelchairs and Seating - use this suggested language in your documentation and letters of justification to help get the safer wheelchairs funded.

Educational Resources

  • Do you want to give a presentation on Wheelchair Transportation Safety? Do you need support or materials? Want reprints of consumer-friendly articles? Check out the resources in our "Educational Tool Box".
  • Review all of the educational resources in the Knowledge Translation section.
  • Frequently Asked Questions about Wheelchair Transportation Safety.
  • Slide lectures - Use this collection of Wheelchair Transportation Safety Power Point lectures to educate yourself and others.

More questions about the standards? Contact us at nritchie@umich.edu