Catalyst Project

Facilitating wheelchair services through faith-based hospitals in low-resource countries.

About the AWMT

The Aspects of Wheelchair Mobility Test is a tool to provide data on the mobility facilitated by different wheelchair types. In the AWMT, wheelchair users roll in three rolling environments, rough, smooth and tight spaces. (Click here for directions and more information.) The rough surface can be done on local rough surfaces, or it can be done with Modular Rough Surface Units which provide a standardized rough surface for wheelchair users and can be put together locally. Click here for more info and build instructions.


Example question from the AWMT
Example question from the AWMT

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Download the AWMT - Letter Size

AWMT - A4 | AWMT - Español - A4

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Information on how to use the AWMT | Información sobre cómo usar el cuestionario (Español )

AWMT Track Drawings | Instrucciones para la configuración de las pistas - AWMT (Español )

Modular Rough Surface Units

The Aspects of Wheelchair Mobility Test—Related Publications

Rispin, K., Huff, K., Wee J. (2017). Test–retest reliability and construct validity of the Aspects of Wheelchair Mobility Test as a measure of the mobility of wheelchair usersAfrican Journal of Disability, 6, 1-6.​

Rispin, K., Hamm, E., Wee, J. (2017). Discriminatory validity of the Aspects of Wheelchair Mobility Test as demonstrated by a comparison of four wheelchair types designed for use in low-resource areasAfrican Journal of Disability, 6, 1-11.​

Sasaki, K., Rispin, K. (2017). Assessment of physiological performance and perception of pushing different wheelchairs on indoor modular units simulating a surface roughness often encountered in under-resourced settingsAssistive Technology, 29:4, 173-180.​

Rispin, K., Wee, J. (2015). Comparison between performances of three types of manual wheelchairs often distributed in low-resource settingsDisability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 13:2, 146-156. ​

Rispin, K., Wee, J. (2014). A paired outcomes study comparing two pediatric wheelchairs for low-resource settings: the Regency pediatric wheelchair and a similarly sized wheelchair made in KenyaAssistive Technology, 26:2, 88-95.