Wheelchair Testing Centers List

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Argentina

Ayudas Técnicas SRL
 
Contact: Nicolás Ucchino
Email: [email protected]
 
Tests performed:

  • Static Stability
  • Determination of Dimensions, Mass and Manoeuvering Space
  • Measurement of Seating and Wheel Dimensions
  • Determination of effectiveness of brakes

 
Location:

Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Australia

Novitatech Test Laboratory

 

Contact: Wayne Wurfel

Email: [email protected]

Phone number: +61 882 438 289

 

Tests performed:

  • Static Stability
  • Determination of Dimensions, Mass and Manoeuvering Space
  • Measurement of Seating and Wheel Dimensions
  • Static, Impact and Fatigue Strengths
  • Dynamic stability of electrically powered wheelchairs
  • Determination of effectiveness of brakes
  • Energy consumption of electrically powered wheelchairs and scooters
  • Determination of maximum speed, acceleration and deceleration of electrically powered wheelchairs
  • Climatic tests for electrically powered wheelchairs
  • Determination of obstacle-climbing ability of electrically powered wheelchairs

 

Location:

Adelaide, Australia

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Brazil

No Risk STE

Contact: Érica Tácito

Email: [email protected]

Phone number: 1833417272

Tests performed:

  • Static Stability
  • Determination of Dimensions, Mass and Manoeuvering Space
  • Measurement of Seating and Wheel Dimensions
  • Control systems
  • Battery chargers

Location:

Cândido Mota-SP, Brazil

 

Laboratório de Controle de Qualidade – SENAI

Contact: Luana Bombassaro

Email: [email protected]

Phone number: 55 54 3449 7501

Tests performed:

  • Static Stability
  • Static, Impact, and Fatigue Strengths
  • Determination of effectiveness of brakes

Location:

Bento Gonçalves, Brazil

 

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C

Colombia

Fundación Ada

 

Contact: Katherin Bustamante
Email: [email protected]
Phone number: 3052230953

Tests Performed:

  • Static Stability
  • Static, Impact and Fatigue Strengths
  • Dynamic stability of electrically powered wheelchairs
  • Determination of maximum speed, acceleration and deceleration of electrically powered wheelchairs
  • Determination of obstacle-climbing ability of electrically powered wheelchairs

Location:

  • Medellín, Colombia
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France

Centre d’Essais Dynamiques (CED)

 

Contact: Baptiste Fleury

Email: [email protected]

Phone number: +33 6 30 89 25 77

 

Tests performed:

  • Static, Impact and Fatigue Strengths
  • Crash test with ISO 17025 accreditation

Location:

Caligny, France

 

 

CERAH

 

Contact: Alain Pawlowski

Email:  [email protected]

 

Tests performed:

  • Static Stability
  • Determination of Dimensions, Mass and Manoeuvering Space
  • Measurement of Seating and Wheel Dimensions
  • Static, Impact and Fatigue Strengths
  • Dynamic stability of electrically powered wheelchairs
  • Determination of effectiveness of brakes
  • Energy consumption of electrically powered wheelchairs and scooters
  • Determination of maximum speed, acceleration and deceleration of electrically powered wheelchairs

 

Location:

Woippy, France

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Japan

Japan Assistive Products Evaluation Center

 

Contact: Takashige Iba

Email: [email protected]

Phone number: +8178-306-0556

 

Tests Performed:

  •  Static Stability
  • Determination of Dimensions, Mass and Manoeuvering Space
  • Measurement of Seating and Wheel Dimensions
  • Static, Impact and Fatigue Strengths
  • Dynamic stability of electrically powered wheelchairs
  • Determination of effectiveness of brakes
  • Energy consumption of electrically powered wheelchairs and scooters
  • Determination of maximum speed, acceleration and deceleration of electrically powered wheelchairs
  • Climatic tests for electrically powered wheelchairs
  • Determination of obstacle-climbing ability of electrically powered wheelchairs

 

Location:

Kobe, Japan

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Kenya

Association for the physically disabled of Kenya

 

Contact: Consolata Mwabu

Email: [email protected]

Phone number: +25 472 802 8118

 

Tests Performed:

  • Measurement of Seating and Wheel Dimensions
  • Determination of the effectiveness of brakes

 

Location:

Machakos, Kenya

 

BethanyKids Kenya

 

Contact: Joab Matumbai

Email: [email protected]

Phone number: +25 473 878 1234

 

Tests Performed:

  • Static Stability
  • Determination of Dimensions, Mass and Manoeuvering Space
  • Measurement of Seating and Wheel Dimensions
  • Determination of the effectiveness of brakes

Location:

Thika, Kenya

 

 

Orthodynamic Limited

 

Contact: Martin Muturia

Email: [email protected]

Phone number:  0710402900

 

Tests Performed:

  • Static Stability
  • Determination of Dimensions, Mass and Manoeuvering Space
  • Measurement of Seating and Wheel Dimensions
  • Static, Impact and Fatigue Strengths
  • Dynamic stability of electrically powered wheelchairs
  • Determination of effectiveness of brakes
  • Energy consumption of electrically powered wheelchairs and scooters
  • Determination of maximum speed, acceleration and deceleration of electrically powered wheelchairs
  • Climatic tests for electrically powered wheelchairs
  • Determination of obstacle-climbing ability of electrically powered wheelchairs

 

Location:

Nairobi, Kenya

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S

South Africa

SSE WHEELCHAIR TEST LABORATORY

 

Contact: Dean Mubaiwa & Shona Mcdonald

Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

Phone number: +27217978239 and/or 0824900357

 

Tests Performed:

  • Measurement of Seating and Wheel Dimensions
  • Static, Impact and Fatigue Strengths

 

Location:

Cape Town, South Africa

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Tanzania

St.Francis Referral Hospital

 
Contact: Joseph Swai
Email: [email protected]
Phone number: +25 568 319 5375

 

 

Tests performed:

  • Measurement of Seating and Wheel Dimensions
  • Determination of effectiveness of brakes
  • Determination of maximum speed, acceleration and deceleration of electrically powered wheelchairs

This facility does not do contract testing.

 

Location:

Morogoro -Ifakara, Tanzania

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U

United Kingdom

Cranfield Impact Centre

 

Contact: Dr. Jim Watson

Email: [email protected]

Phone number:  +44 778 904 4980

 

Tests Performed:

  • Static, Impact and Fatigue Strengths

Location:

Bedford, United Kingdom

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United States

Ammer Consulting

 

Contact: William A. Ammer

Email: [email protected]

Phone number:  +1 412-389-4429

 

Tests Performed:

  • Static Stability
  • Determination of Dimensions, Mass and Manoeuvering Space
  • Measurement of Seating and Wheel Dimensions
  • Static, Impact and Fatigue Strengths
  • Dynamic stability of electrically powered wheelchairs
  • Determination of effectiveness of brakes
  • Energy consumption of electrically powered wheelchairs and scooters
  • Determination of maximum speed, acceleration and deceleration of electrically powered wheelchairs
  • Climatic tests for electrically powered wheelchairs
  • Determination of obstacle-climbing ability of electrically powered wheelchairs

Location: 
Glenshaw, PA – USA

 

Beneficial Designs Inc.

 

Contact: Peter Axelson

Email: [email protected]

Phone number:  +1 775-783-8822

 

Tests Performed:

  • Static Stability
  • Determination of Dimensions, Mass and Manoeuvering Space
  • Measurement of Seating and Wheel Dimensions
  • Static, Impact and Fatigue Strengths
  • Dynamic stability of electrically powered wheelchairs
  • Determination of effectiveness of brakes
  • Energy consumption of electrically powered wheelchairs and scooters
  • Determination of maximum speed, acceleration and deceleration of electrically powered wheelchairs
  • Determination of obstacle-climbing ability of electrically powered wheelchairs

Location: 
Minden, NV – USA

 

Free Wheelchair Mission (FWM)

 

Contact:Don Schoendorfer

Email: [email protected]

Phone number:  +1 714-838-5162

 

Tests Performed:

  • HALT (Highly Accelerated Life Testing)

 

Location: 

Irvine, CA-USA

 

International Society of Wheelchair Professionals (ISWP) / University of Pittsburgh

Contact: Stephanie Vasquez

Email: [email protected]

 

Tests Performed:

  • Caster Testing
  • Rolling Resistance

Location: 

Pittsburgh, PA – USA

 

 

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The wheelchair testing centers and contact information listed here are self-reported and it does not represent an endorsement of any particular lab to ISWP. This is for informational purposes and to allow designers, manufacturers, clinicians, and researchers to know who to contact at a testing center in their country.

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