Occupant Reach and Mobility Apparatus.
Patent, Filed 12 Apr 94, patented 13 Feb 96,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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A three-dimensional grid is created by a series of panels arranged in a semi-circle about a seated subject. The panels are configured or otherwise arranged to allow the seated subject full range of reach in all directions. The subject may be seated or standing and is placed a distance from the panels. The panels include a plurality of rods which slide-ably project through the panels in the direction of the seated subject. To determine reach, me subject reaches toward the rods and pushes them with either band as far away from himher as possible. Measurements may then be taken from the end of each rod that has been moved. Similarly situated panels, including visual indicia, may be used to evaluate field of view.
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