A 2-D model has been designed for solving the problem of the subject-and-wheelchair fore-and-aft stability, and implemented into a simulation program, which computes the seat height and fore-and-aft position from the wheelchair dimensions, the subject's anthropometry, his sitting posture in the wheelchair, and a stability index chosen according to the subject's ability to control his equilibrium. This program should greatly help the medical staff for quickly and precisely choosing the wheelchair settings fitted to the patient's characteristics.
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