Wheelchairs Featured in Recent Articles

Comprehensive guides to wheelchair selection appeared in two recent journals. Medizinisch-Orthopadische Technik, published in German, carried a series of articles describing the history of wheelchair technology, current designs, and wheelchair sports. The editor of the journal is Prof. Dr. med. Rene Baumgartner, Director of the Clinic and Polyclinic for Orthopedic Technology and Rehabilitation, Westfalischen Wilhelms University, Robert Koch Strasse 30, D-4400 Muenster, Westfalen, Germany.

The 1990 Wheelchair Guide for Parents of Children and Adolescents was published in Exceptional Parent. Of particular interest is the directory of wheelchair manufacturers and a detailed comparison of seating systems which includes comments on their expandability, durability, adjustability, portability, and comfort. The monthly journal is published at 1170 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02134.