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Clinical Evidence for Supported Spinal Curves in Wheelchair Seating: A Randomized Comparison

IRB Protocol Number STU00205806


Jessica Pedersen


To test the efficacy of a back support designed to support and maintain spinal alignment for persons with and SCI sitting in an ultralight wheelchair.


Participants in this study will:

  • Take part in a 2-3-hour trial of wheelchair back supports
  • Trial two different back supports in your own wheelchair and perform breathing, reaching and wheelchair skills.
  • The session will take place at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Who Can Participate

  • ASIA complete SCI between T4 and C6
  • Weigh less than 250 pounds
  • Able to grip a wheelchair push rim
  • Able to transfer independently



    Yes, participants are compensated $50 for their participation in this study.

    Age Range

    Age Range Age 18-70 years old

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