Research

Fire Evacuation (in) Wheelchair and Scooter Users (FEW)

The DPQOL is working to develop a fire safety and emergency preparedness education program for individuals living with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) who use wheelchairs and/or scooters full time. Previous research indicates that only 60% of individuals living with SCI have a plan for emergency evacuation, and that individuals with mobility disabilities disproportionately die in […]

Individualized Reduction of Falls Intervention Program (iROLL)

The DPQL is working to evaluate the benefits of a fall prevention program designed for wheelchair and scooter users with multiple sclerosis (MS). The study is sponsored by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and being performed by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Testing for this study is being performed in Chicago, IL, […]

Find Wheels

We are conducting a study with full wheelchair and scooter users 60 years old and older to gather information on preferences and barriers to use of a fall detection device designed specifically for wheelchair and scooter users. Falls are a common occurrence among wheelchair and scooter users. Studies show that around 30-50% of wheelchair users […]