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Trial 2: When going up a slope, which combination of person and wheelchair is most likely to tip backwards?

Animation of person in wheelchair going up hill, amputee in wheelchair with back wheel set forward tips backward

The center of gravity determines when an object tips over. An object is more stable when the center of gravity is lower (the mass of weight is concentrated lower). When a person in a wheelchair is going uphill, the more the weight is distributed forward, the less likely that the person will tip over backward. CONTINUE


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