Short Tilte:Use of the INDEPENDENCE 3000 IBOT transporter at home and in the community: A case report
Journal:Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):06, 1, 2-Jan, 111-117
Case study reports on the use of the INDEPENDENCE 3000 IBOT Transporter (IBOT) at home and in the community with an expert wheelchair user. The IBOT was operated in 4 functions: standard, four-wheel, balance, and remote. The IBOT was somewhat difficult to control in standard function but the balance and 4-wheel functions were helpful and worked well. The subjects used the IBOT to perform a variety of activities including holding eye-level discussions with colleagues and shopping by balancing on 2 wheels, going up and down steep ramps, traversing outdoor surfaces, and climbing curbs. The seat height was too high for most tables and desks, and transfers were more difficult than with other wheelchairs. It was difficult to use the IBOT in the bathroom, and the subject preferred to use his personal wheelchair for transfers into the shower.