e d g e - education for disability and gender equity

Trial 1: When pushed with equal force which combination of person and wheelchair will travel the greatest length?

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Animation of 3 people in wheelchairs being pushed forward - lightest person goes the greatest distance

In this test the placement of the back wheel and the size of the front wheels has no effect on the distance traveled. The lightest person, the 125lb amputee, will travel farther than the others when pushed in any of the wheelchairs with the same amount of force.


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