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BS ISO 16840-2:2018+A1:2024 Wheelchair seating Determination of physical and mechanical characteristics of seat cushions intended to manage tissue integrity

BS ISO 16840-2:2018+A1:2024

Wheelchair seating Determination of physical and mechanical characteristics of seat cushions intended to manage tissue integrity

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Standard number:BS ISO 16840-2:2018+A1:2024
Pages:38
Released:2024-05-15
ISBN:978 0 539 23594 4
Status:Standard
BS ISO 16840-2:2018+A1:2024 Wheelchair Seating Standard

BS ISO 16840-2:2018+A1:2024 Wheelchair Seating Standard

Standard Number: BS ISO 16840-2:2018+A1:2024

Pages: 38

Released: 2024-05-15

ISBN: 978 0 539 23594 4

Name: Wheelchair seating Determination of physical and mechanical characteristics of seat cushions intended to manage tissue integrity

Status: Standard

Overview

Introducing the BS ISO 16840-2:2018+A1:2024, the definitive standard for determining the physical and mechanical characteristics of wheelchair seat cushions designed to manage tissue integrity. This comprehensive document is essential for manufacturers, healthcare professionals, and researchers dedicated to improving the quality of life for wheelchair users.

Why This Standard is Essential

Wheelchair users often face significant challenges related to tissue integrity, including pressure ulcers and other skin conditions. The BS ISO 16840-2:2018+A1:2024 standard provides a rigorous framework for evaluating seat cushions, ensuring they meet the highest criteria for comfort, durability, and effectiveness in managing tissue health.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive Evaluation: This standard covers a wide range of tests to assess the physical and mechanical properties of seat cushions, including pressure distribution, impact damping, and durability.
  • Evidence-Based: Developed through extensive research and collaboration with industry experts, this standard is grounded in the latest scientific findings and clinical practices.
  • Global Relevance: As an ISO standard, it is recognized and respected worldwide, making it a valuable resource for international manufacturers and healthcare providers.
  • Updated Content: The 2024 amendment (A1:2024) includes the latest advancements and refinements, ensuring the standard remains current and applicable to modern technologies and materials.

Who Should Use This Standard?

This standard is indispensable for a variety of stakeholders, including:

  • Manufacturers: Ensure your products meet the highest standards of quality and performance, enhancing your reputation and marketability.
  • Healthcare Professionals: Make informed decisions about the best seating solutions for your patients, improving their comfort and health outcomes.
  • Researchers: Utilize a robust framework for studying the effectiveness of different seat cushion designs and materials.
  • Regulatory Bodies: Reference a globally recognized standard to develop and enforce regulations that protect wheelchair users.

Detailed Content

The BS ISO 16840-2:2018+A1:2024 standard is meticulously organized into several sections, each addressing critical aspects of seat cushion evaluation:

  • Introduction: Provides an overview of the standard's purpose, scope, and application.
  • Terminology: Defines key terms and concepts to ensure clarity and consistency.
  • Test Methods: Describes the procedures for conducting various tests, including pressure mapping, impact testing, and durability assessments.
  • Performance Criteria: Outlines the benchmarks that seat cushions must meet to be considered effective in managing tissue integrity.
  • Reporting: Specifies the format and content of test reports, ensuring transparency and comparability of results.

Benefits of Compliance

Adhering to the BS ISO 16840-2:2018+A1:2024 standard offers numerous benefits:

  • Enhanced Product Quality: By following the standard, manufacturers can produce seat cushions that are more effective, durable, and comfortable.
  • Improved Patient Outcomes: Healthcare professionals can trust that products meeting this standard will provide better support and protection for their patients.
  • Market Advantage: Products that comply with this standard can be marketed as meeting the highest international benchmarks, appealing to discerning customers and regulatory bodies.
  • Research and Development: Researchers can use the standard as a foundation for developing new and improved seating solutions, driving innovation in the field.

Conclusion

The BS ISO 16840-2:2018+A1:2024 standard is a vital resource for anyone involved in the design, manufacture, evaluation, or use of wheelchair seat cushions. By providing a comprehensive and scientifically grounded framework, it ensures that products are of the highest quality, offering maximum comfort and protection for wheelchair users. Whether you are a manufacturer looking to enhance your product line, a healthcare professional seeking the best solutions for your patients, or a researcher aiming to advance the field, this standard is an indispensable tool.

Invest in the BS ISO 16840-2:2018+A1:2024 standard today and contribute to a future where wheelchair users can enjoy greater comfort, health, and quality of life.

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BS ISO 16840-2:2018+A1:2024


This standard BS ISO 16840-2:2018+A1:2024 Wheelchair seating is classified in these ICS categories:
  • 11.180.10 Aids and adaptation for moving