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Wheelchairs - Wheelchair, Motorized Shopping Cart, Motorized Wheelchair, Smart Wheelchair, Knee Scooter, Hobcart, Whirlwind Wheelchair (Paperback) Loot Price: R198
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Chapters: Wheelchair, Motorized Shopping Cart, Motorized Wheelchair, Smart Wheelchair, Knee Scooter, Hobcart, Whirlwind Wheelchair, Escape Chair. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 39. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: A wheelchair is a wheeled mobility device in which the user sits. The device is propelled either manually (by turning the wheels by the hand) or via various automated systems. Wheelchairs are used by people for whom walking is difficult or impossible due to illness (physiological or physical), injury, or disability. People with both sitting and walking disability often need to use a wheelbench. The earliest record of wheelchairs date back to the 6th century, and was found inscribed on a stone slate in China. Later dates relate to Europeans using this technology, dating back to the German Renaissance. Harry Jennings, a mechanical engineer, invented the first lightweight, steel, collapsible wheelchair in 1933, together with his disabled friend and fellow engineer, Herbert Everest, who had broken his back in a mining accident. The two saw the business potential of the invention, and went on to become the first mass-manufacturers of wheelchairs: Everest and Jennings. Their "x-brace" design, albeit with updated materials and other improvements, is still in common use, over 70 years later. A basic standard manual wheelchair incorporates a seat and back, two small front (caster) wheels and two large wheels, one on each side, and a foot rest. Wheelchairs are often variations on this basic design, but there are many types of wheelchairs, and they are often highly customized for the user's needs. The seat size (width and depth), seat-to-floor height, seat angle (also called seat dump or squeeze) relative to the horizontal plane, footrests/leg rests, front caster outriggers, adj...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=2148154

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Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2010
First published: September 2010
Editors: Books Llc
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 40
ISBN-13: 978-1-157-20703-0
Barcode: 9781157207030
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-157-20703-0

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