Publications

Community-based wheelchair caster failures call for improvements in quality and increased frequency of preventative maintenance

Anand Mhatre1, Jon Pearlman1, Mark Schmeler1, Benjamin Krider1 and John Fried1

1Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Spinal Cord (2021)

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Development of a Wheelchair Repair Registry

Alexandria M. James, MPM, Gede Pramana, PhD, Anand Mhatre, PhD, David Brienza, PhD, Jonathan Pearlman, PhD, Patricia Karg, MSE, Mark R. Schmeler, PhD, OTR/L, ATP

Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2021)

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A high prevalence of manual wheelchair rear-wheel misalignment could be leading to increased risk of repetitive strain injuries

Joseph Ott1,2, Travis Henderson1,2, Holly Wilson-Jene1,2, Alicia Koontz1,3, and Jonathan Pearlman1,2

1Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA; 2International Society of WheelchairProfessionals, Pittsburgh, PA, USA; 3Department of Veterans Affairs, Human Engineering Research Laboratory, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology (2021)

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Scoping review of the rolling resistance testing methods and factors that impact manual wheelchairs

Joseph Ott1,2, Jon Pearlman1,2

1Dept of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, Univ. of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America, 2International Society of Wheelchair Professionals, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Journal of Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies Engineering (RATE) (2021)

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Evaluation of rolling resistance in manual wheelchair wheels and casters using drum-based testing

Joseph Ott1,2, Holly Wilson-Jene1,2, Alicia Koontz1,3, Jonathan Pearlman1,2

1Dept. of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Univ. of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA,USA; 2Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Swanson School of Engineering, Univ. of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, 3Human Engineering Research Laboratory, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology (2020)

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Design and Evaluation of a laboratory-based wheelchair castor testing protocol using community data

Anand Mhatre1,2, Norman Reese2,3, Jon Pearlman1,2

1Dept of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, Univ. of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America, 2International Society of Wheelchair Professionals, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America, 3Engineering & Engineering Technology, LeTourneau University, Longview, Texas, United States of America

PLOS One (2020)

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Development, reliability, and piloting of a wheelchair caster failure inspection tool (C-FIT)

Anand A. Mhatre1, Stephanie Lachell2, Jonathan L. Pearlman1

1Dept. of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Univ. of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA,USA; 2Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Swanson School of Engineering, Univ. of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh,PA, USA

Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology (2020)

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Development of wheelchair caster testing equipment and preliminary testing of caster models

Anand Mhatre1,2,3, Joseph Ott1,2,3, Jonathan Pearlman1,2,3

1Human Engineering Research Laboratories, Department of Veterans Affairs, Pittsburgh, United States; 2 Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, University of Pittsburgh, United States; 3International Society of Wheelchair Professionals, University of Pittsburgh, United States

African Journal of Disability (2017)

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Developing product quality standards for wheelchairs used in less-resourced environments

Anand Mhatre1,2,3, Daniel Martin3, Matt McCambridge3, Norman Reese3, Mark Sullivan3, Don Schoendorfer3, Eric Wunderlich3, Chris Rushman3, Dave Mahilo3, Jon Pearlman1,2,3

1Human Engineering Research Laboratories, Department of Veterans Affairs, Pittsburgh, United States; 2 Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, University of Pittsburgh, United States; 3International Society of Wheelchair Professionals, University of Pittsburgh, United States

African Journal of Disability (2017)

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