Accession Number : ADD010917

Title :   Integrated Wheelchair and Ambulator.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Wieger,J P ; Garrett,R A

Report Date : 28 Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : An integrated ambulator and wheelchair is provided to enable a paraplegic to stand on the ambulator and be separated from the wheelchair for maneuvering in confined spaces. The ambulator has power operated articulated linkage for raising the paraplegic out of and free of the wheelchair to the standing position on the ambulator; the compact base for the ambulator containing a drive mechanism for moving the ambulator in any desired direction through controls conveniently located on an arm rest.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Chairs, Control systems, Drives

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE