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Trial 3: When encountering a bump going down a slope, which combination of person and wheelchair is most likely to tip forward?

ANSWER:

Animation of person in a wheelchair going down slope,  with large front wheel goes over bump ok, with small front wheel, rider falls out when encountering bump

When encountering a bump on a down slope the size of the front casters is important. The wheelchairs with the smaller front casters are more likely to get caught on the bump and cause the person to fall forward out of the wheelchair.


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