wheelchair tests

wheelchair tests

beneficial tests

All wheelchair and scooter tests are performed according to the RESNA WC-1 and RESNA WC-2 or the ISO 7176 test procedures. The following table contains all RESNA wheelchair testing sections as well as all ISO wheelchair testing parts. The two right-hand columns indicate whether the tests are applicable to all mobility devices or only powered mobility devices.

The following table displays each test for both RESNA and ISO standards.
The specific type of mobility devices to which each test applies is displayed in the last two columns.

To learn more about these standards visit the RESNA website.

The following table displays each test for both RESNA and ISO standards.
The specific type of mobility devices to which each test applies is displayed in the last two columns.

To learn more about these standards visit the RESNA website.

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The check mark represents testing that Beneficial Designs does NOT perform and indicates the applicable mobility devices.

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Part #

Test Description
(Beneficial Designs performs tests in bold)

Manual
Devices

Powered
Devices

Sec 1

Part 1

Determination of static stability

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Part 2

Determination of dynamic stability

NA

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Part 3

Determination of effectiveness of brakes

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Part 4

Energy consumption for determination of theoretical range

NA

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Part 5

Determination of dimensions, mass, and maneuvering space

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Part 6

Determination of maximum speed, acceleration, and deceleration

NA

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Sec 7

Part 7

Measurement of seating and wheel dimensions

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Sec 8

Part 8

Requirements and test methods for static, impact, and fatigue strengths

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Sec 9

Part 9

Climatic tests

NA

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Sec 10

Part 10

Determination of obstacle-climbing ability

NA

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Sec 11

Part 11

Test dummies

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Sec 13

Part 13

Determination of coefficient of friction of test surfaces

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Sec 14

Part 14

Power and control systems – requirements and test methods

NA

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Sec 15

Part 15

Requirements for information disclosure, documentation, and labeling

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Sec 16

Part 16

Resistance to ignition of upholstered parts – requirements and test methods
(Component manufacturers typically test for this)

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Sec 19

Part 19

Wheeled mobility devices for use as seats in motor vehicles1

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Sec 20

Part 20

Determination of the performance of stand-up type wheelchairs

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Sec 21

Part 21

Requirements and test methods for electromagnetic compatibility

NA

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Sec 22

Part 22

Set-up procedures

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NA

Part 23

Requirements and test methods for attendant-operated stair-climbing devices

NA

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NA

Part 24

Requirements and test methods for user-operated stair-climbing devices

NA

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Sec 25

Part 25

Batteries and chargers – requirements and test methods

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Sec 26

Part 26

Vocabulary

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NA

Part 28

Requirements and test methods for stair-climbing devices

NA

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Part 30

Wheelchairs for changing occupant posture – test methods and requirements

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Section 19 testing is conducted in a Wheelchair Crash testing Laboratory – UMTRI is one such laboratory that has experience in the development of this standard as well as the crash testing of products

RESNA
Section #

ISO 7176
Part #

Test Description
(BD performs tests in bold)

Manual
Devices

Powered
Devices

1

1

Determination of static stability

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2

Determination of dynamic stability

NA

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3

3

Determination of static stability

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4

4

Energy consumption for determination of theoretical range

NA

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5

5

Determination of dimensions, mass, and maneuvering space

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6

6

Determination of maximum speed, acceleration, and deceleration

NA

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7

7

Measurement of seating and wheel dimensions

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8

8

Requirements and test methods for static, impact, and fatigue strengths

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9

9

Climatic tests

NA

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10

10

Determination of obstacle-climbing ability

NA

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11

11

Test dummies

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13

13

Determination of coefficient of friction of test surfaces

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14

14

Power and control systems – requirements and test methods

NA

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15

15

Requirements for information disclosure, documentation, and labeling

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16

16

Resistance to ignition of upholstered parts – requirements and test methods
(Component manufacturers typically test for this)

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19

19

Wheeled mobility devices for use as seats in motor vehicles1

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20

20

Determination of the performance of stand-up type wheelchairs

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21

21

Requirements and test methods for electromagnetic compatibility

NA

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22

22

Set-up procedures

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NA

23

Requirements and test methods for attendant-operated stair-climbing devices

NA

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NA

24

Requirements and test methods for user-operated stair-climbing devices

NA

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25

25

Batteries and chargers – requirements and test methods

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26

26

Vocabulary

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NA

28

Requirements and test methods for stair-climbing devices

NA

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30

Requirements and test methods for stair-climbing devices

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footnote 1
Section 19 testing is conducted in a Wheelchair Crash testing Laboratory – UMTRI is one such laboratory that has experience in the development of this standard as well as the crash testing of products