Wednesday 17th June 2015
Aldro 113,Eastbourne 1pm-2pm
The Neater Uni-wheelchair: Developing Evidence through mixed methods
This presentation will detail the stages and types of research and development that were undertaken to produce a viable, clinically acceptable wheelchair. Wheelchair provision for users with hemiplegia are inadequate. This research evolved from a clinical issue and involved users, clinicians and a manufacturing partner to solve the problem. The research commenced 10 years ago, with the production of a basic prototype. The different stages of research, the funding difficulties and political arena will be discussed.
Dr Anne Mandy is a Reader and Director of Doctoral Post Graduate Research Students. Her research is centred around assisting mobility. She works inter-professionally with users, research engineers,rehabilitation therapists and manufacturers to provide an evidence base for therapists and greater choice for users.