An experience on wheelchair bank management

Hongyin Lau, Wing Cheung Eric Tam, Jack C.Y. Cheng

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Abstract

In this paper, we described the wheelchair bank program at a local hospital and our experiences in managing the service over the past 10 years. This paper also reported statistical information related to the acquisitions of wheelchairs and adaptive components, including body support and pressure relief systems. The cost benefit of recycling seating and mobility equipments for use by children with neuromuscular diseases was revealed. With the reference of the reported data, the demands on specific types of wheelchairs and adaptive parts were disclosed to facilitate budget planning of similar services.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationi-CREATe 2007 - Proceedings of the 1st International Convention on Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology in Conjunction with 1st Tan Tock Seng Hospital Neurorehabilitation Meeting
Pages7-10
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
Eventi-CREATe 2007 - 1st International Convention on Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology in Conjunction with 1st Tan Tock Seng Hospital Neurorehabilitation Meeting - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 23 Apr 200726 Apr 2007

Conference

Conferencei-CREATe 2007 - 1st International Convention on Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology in Conjunction with 1st Tan Tock Seng Hospital Neurorehabilitation Meeting
Country/TerritorySingapore
CitySingapore
Period23/04/0726/04/07

Keywords

  • Database
  • Management
  • Mobility
  • Seating
  • Wheelchair

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Rehabilitation
  • Neurology
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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