Standardized Seating Measurement: Introduction to a Clinical Guide
Adopting standardized terminology for the description and measurement of a wheelchair seated person’s body and their seating support surfaces is critical for accurate prescription and set up of seating products, communication between team members, and documentation of outcomes related to seated posture. This webinar will provide an introduction to a recently published clinical guide titled “A Clinical Application Guide to Standardized Wheelchair Seating Measures of the Body and Seating Support Surfaces”. This webinar will include an overview of the history and content of the guide and related ISO standards, as well as an introduction to standardized angular and linear measures of the seated person and wheelchair seating supports.
Barbara Crane, PhD, PT, ATP/SMS, is a nationally recognized clinician and educator with over 30 years’ experience, specializing in the assessment and provision of wheelchair seating and mobility equipment for children and adults with moderate to severe physical challenges. Ms. Crane is currently a Senior Instructor and the Clinic Coordinator at Assistive Technology Partners, a program in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, School of Medicine. Ms. Crane served as chair of the RESNA/ISO Wheelchair Seating Standards Working Group that developed an international standard for the measurement of wheelchair seated posture and seating support parameters. She received both her BA degree in Human Biology and her MA degree in Physical Therapy from Stanford University in Stanford, California.