Backpack Assistive Device for Wheelchair UsersBy Kapoor, Sunil; Mendoza, Jesse; Young, Clayton; RESNA 2000: Technology for the New Millenium, Vol. 20, No. 1, pp. 498-491
Publication Date: June/July 2000
Article describes a backpack assistive device for wheelchair users. The device is described as a working prototype of an alternative storage device that provides easy access to the items that wheelchair users can carry with very little effort required by the user to operate. The design of the device is as follows: Two clamps used as mounting devices attached to each side of the wheelchair that will serve as points of attachment for the device, a horizontal bar that has two welded hooks where a backpack could be placed, and a latch attached to the clamps used to lock the device in place. The authors believe that the backpack assist device could help many thousands of wheelchair users who struggle with reaching their bags. It is expected to be practical and successfully employed if offered to wheelchair users.
Published by: Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) (Website:http://www.resna.org)