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Therafin WC-20 Transit Seating

Transit Seating is a combination of transit tested hardware and seat and backs that meet the WC-20 Standard for wheelchair seats used in a motor vehicle. The seating must be ordered with the appropriate combinations of seat, back and hardware – within a weight limit of 250lbs to qualify. The seat MUST be used in combination with a WC-19 Tested mobility base. The seating system must be installed according to manufacturer’s instructions in the owner’s manual. Seating Systems that meet WC-20 and are called “Transit” have a label attached to the seat and back indicating compliance with WC-20.   

  • Therafin meets the safety standards for our industry
  • We have a commitment to providing safe effective products
  • Proper labeling and owner's manual with every system
  • Wraparound hardware is adjustable, pins lock in place
  • Can order seats and backs together or separately
  • LEARN MORE - READ THE WC-20 SOLUTION WHITE PAPER

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION
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10-11.pdf  Therafin WC-20 part numbers and information
Owner's Instruction Manual.pdf  Therafin Seating Device Configured For Transit
WC-20 Solutions White Paper.pdf  By Pete Cionitti, Therafin Director of Product Mgmt.
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Therafin WC20 Wheelchair Trasit Seating Therafin WC20 Wheelchair Trasit Seating

 

Watch Therafin's WC-20 Transit Seating Crash Test

The test evaluators were impressed with the condition of the Seat compared to many others. Our plywood base did not exhibit any breakage at all, where many other seats that have been tested showed signs of breakage (some breakage is allowed to comply).


 

Web resources - links to critical websites that explain Transit

Ride Safe  http://www.travelsafer.org/

WC20 - Wheelchair Seating Systems for Use in Motor Vehicles
http://wc-transportation-safety.umtri.umich.edu/wts-standards/wc20-seating-systems

WC19 - Wheelchairs Used as Seats in Motor Vehicles
http://wc-transportation-safety.umtri.umich.edu/wts-standards/wc19-wheelchairs

University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute UMTRI on Wheelchair Transportation Safety
http://wc-transportation-safety.umtri.umich.edu/

Wheelchair Transportation Safety frequently asked questions  http://wc-transportation-safety.umtri.umich.edu/faqs

DO YOU NEED HELP WITH JUSTIFICATION AND FUNDING?
http://wc-transportation-safety.umtri.umich.edu/consumers/justify-paying-for-wc19-wheelchairs-and-seating

 

THIS SEATING DEVICE CONFORMS WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF ANSI/RESNA WC-20. THIS SEATING DEVICE HAS BEEN IMPACT TESTED IN A FORWARD FACING ORIENTATION WITH AN ANATOMICAL TEST DUMMY RESTRAINED WITH PELVIC AND UPPER TORSO RESTRAINTS CONFORMING WITH SAE STANDARD J2249.

  WARNING - READ THE OWNERS MANUAL BEFORE USE. BEFORE OPERATING THIS SEATING DEVICE OR USING IT AS A SEAT IN A MOTOR VEHICLE, PLEASE READ AND COMPLY WITH ALL INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE. YOU SHOULD ALSO READ AND UNDERSTAND THE INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED BY THE WHEELCHAIR MANUFACTURER. ALWAYS CONSULT YOUR MOBILITY SUPPLIER, CLINICIAN, TRAINED PROFESSIONAL OR THERAFIN CORP. WITH ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING OPERATION OF THIS PRODUCT.

THIS SEATING SYSTEM CONFORMS TO ANSI/RESNA WC-20, AND SHOULD BE USED WITH A WHEELCHAIR BASE WHICH COMPLIES WITH THE PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS OF ANSI/RESNA WC-19. THE WHEELCHAIR BASE MUST HAVE SECUREMENT POINTS AND PELVIC ANCHORAGES.

SEATING SYSTEMS MANUFACTURED BY THERAFIN CORP. THAT COMPLY WITH WC-20 CONSIST OF A SEAT AND/OR BACK WITH VARIOUS POSITIONING ACCESSORIES: THE DIAGRAM TO THE RIGHT DEPICTS THOSE ITEMS THAT ARE INTENDED FOR USE IN TRANSPORT.

THIS SEATING SYSTEM IS INTENDED FOR USE IN A FORWARD FACING POSITION WHEN TRANSPORTED IN A MOTOR VEHICLE.

THE WHEELCHAIR USED IN TESTING IS A SURROGATE (GENERIC) BASE MEETING THE REQUIREMENTS OF WC-20. 

WC-20 REQUIRES A RATING FOR ACCOMMODATING VEHICLE ANCHORED OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS. THE RATING IS BASED UPON THE FOLLOWING CHART DERIVED FROM EIGHT MEASURES OF OCCUPANT RESTRAINT EASE OF USE AND PERFORMANCE WHEN USED WITH THIS SEATING SYSTEM:

A = EXCELLENT = SCORE OF 17 - 20
B = GOOD = SCORE OF 13 - 16
C = FAIR = SCORE OF 9 - 12
D = POOR = SCORE OF 0 - 8

THERAFIN SEATING SYSTEMS HAVE A RATING OF:  B = GOOD

WC20 Wheelchair Transit Seating