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Design of the HLPR ChairHome Lift Position and Rehabilitation Chair



Roger V. Bostelman, James S. Albus


This paper is a HLPR Chair (Home Lift, Position, and Rehabilitation Chair) design document that includes a brief introduction of the need for this technology and all the mechanical and electrical designs produced to date to build this technology.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 7459
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assistive care, lift, position, rehabilitation, robotic wheelchair, transfer device


Bostelman, R. and Albus, J. (2007), Design of the HLPR ChairHome Lift Position and Rehabilitation Chair, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed June 15, 2024)


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Created November 9, 2007, Updated November 10, 2018