Accession Number : ADD011547

Title :   Integrated Wheelchair and Ambulator.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

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

Report Date : 26 Jun 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 7

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

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Medical equipment, *Chairs, Handicapped persons, Paralysis, Frames, Positioning devices(Machinery), Posture(Physiology), Control systems

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE