Wheelchair Service Provision Case Study - Selecting Wheelchair Size

Wheelchair 1 [1]

Body Measurement Measurement (mm) Change Body Measurement to Ideal Wheelchair Size Wheelchair Measurement
A Hip Width 380mm Hip Width = Seat Width
B Seat Depth L 400mm B less 30–60 mm = seat depth

If lengths are different, use shortest

R 400mm
C Calf Length L 420mm = top of seat cushion to footrests height or

= top of seat cushion to floor for foot propelling

R 420mm
D Bottom of Rib Cage - = top of seat cushion to top of backrest

Measure D or E depending on the user’s need

E Bottom of Shoulder Blade 380mm
Ideal Wheelchair Size for this Wheelchair User
Seat Width:
Seat Depth:
Backrest Height:

Wheelchair 2 [1]

Body Measurement Measurement (mm) Change Body Measurement to Ideal Wheelchair Size Wheelchair Measurement
A Hip Width 420mm Hip Width = Seat Width
B Seat Depth L 460mm B less 30–60 mm = seat depth

If lengths are different, use shortest

R 460mm
C Calf Length L 360mm = top of seat cushion to footrests height or

= top of seat cushion to oor for foot propelling

R 360mm
D Bottom of Rib Cage 260mm = top of seat cushion to top of backrest

Measure D or E depending on the user’s need

E Bottom of Shoulder Blade -
Ideal Wheelchair Size for this Wheelchair User
Seat Width:
Seat Depth:
Backrest Height:

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Sarah Frost, Kylie Mines, Jamie Noon, Elsje Scheffler, and Rebecca Jackson Stoeckle. Wheelchair Service Training Package - Reference Manual for Participants - Basic Level. World Health Organization, Geneva. 2012