Faculty Advisor

Ault, Holly Keyes

Faculty Advisor

Hoffman, Allen H.

Abstract

This IQP was sponsored by the Department of Mental Retardation to conduct a pilot study on manual wheelchair maintenance. Previous IQPs created a wheelchair maintenance manual and website. We revised these documents to create a simplified online handbook that focused on improving communication between the staff and wheelchair vendors. Use of the handbook was tested at four DMR group homes. Some improvement in the direct care staff's knowledge was shown, but an online resource proved impractical given limited computer access in DMR homes.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2008

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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