Short Tilte:Use of the Independence 3000 IBOT transporter at home and in the community
Journal:Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):03, 26, 1, 79-85
Study examined the use of the Independence 3000 IBOT Transporter, an electronically stabilizing, wheeled mobility device for people with disabilities. It operates in 4 functions: standard, balance, 4-wheel, and remote. Trained clinicians observed as participants used the IBOT to perform a series of activities, including holding eye-level discussion with colleagues and shopping by balancing on 2 wheels, going up and down steep ramps, traveling on outdoor surfaces, and climbing curbs. The balance and 4-wheel functions were helpful and worked well. The IBOT required attention to control in the standard function. The seat height was too high for most tables and desks, and the IBOT was challenging to use in the bathroom.