The REAR Lab performs three main types of contract testing:
Performance can be measured using controlled tests and real-world evaluations. As such, evaluation can include short and long term timeframes. Testing procedures will be determined based upon the objectives as defined by manufacturers. The REARLab has extensive expertise in defining research protocols and product evaluation methodologies to collect valid performance measurements.
Wheel Chair Cushion Testing
The REARLab performs wheelchair cushion testing including: dimensioning, loaded contour depth and overload depth, interface pressure tests, positioning tests, cushion adjustability assessment, PDAC HCPS (SADMERC) simulated use tests, and advanced simulated use testing.
Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Design
The REARLab in conjunction with Schools of Industrial Design and Mechanical Engineering are pleased to offer Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Design activities to improve the independence and function of persons with disabilities.