About the AWMT
The Aspects of Wheelchair Mobility Test (AWMT) was developed for use in a repeated measures format to provide comparative effectiveness data on mobility facilitated by different wheelchair types. It consists of four-minute timed roll tests on three commonly encountered rolling environments. Each four-minute roll test is followed by a response question.
It has been used in preliminary studies to compare the mobility of wheelchairs designed for low-resource areas and is intended to be simple and flexible enough so as to be used in low-technology settings. More information and open source download are available here.
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The Aspects of Wheelchair Mobility Test—Related Publications
Rispin, K., Huff, K., Wee J. (2017). Test–retest reliability and construct validity of the Aspects of Wheelchair Mobility Test as a measure of the mobility of wheelchair users. African Journal of Disability, 6, 1-6.
Rispin, K., Hamm, E., Wee, J. (2017). Discriminatory validity of the Aspects of Wheelchair Mobility Test as demonstrated by a comparison of four wheelchair types designed for use in low-resource areas. African Journal of Disability, 6, 1-11.
Sasaki, K., Rispin, K. (2017). Assessment of physiological performance and perception of pushing different wheelchairs on indoor modular units simulating a surface roughness often encountered in under-resourced settings. Assistive Technology, 29:4, 173-180.
Rispin, K., Wee, J. (2015). Comparison between performances of three types of manual wheelchairs often distributed in low-resource settings. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 13:2, 146-156.
Rispin, K., Wee, J. (2014). A paired outcomes study comparing two pediatric wheelchairs for low-resource settings: the Regency pediatric wheelchair and a similarly sized wheelchair made in Kenya. Assistive Technology, 26:2, 88-95.