The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that the head, neck, chest, pelvis, abdomen, legs and feet are the most common body parts to be injured in a motor vehicle crash. The best protection is a shoulder & lap belt system combined with a four-point wheelchair restraint system.
AMF-Bruns of America offers this protection through its wheelchair securement and occupant restraint systems. In the 1970’s they developed the first wheelchair safety system and invented the world’s first 4-point retractor wheelchair anchoring system. Founded in Germany in 1958, the U.S. distribution facility opened in 2013.
AMF-Bruns of America offers a one-stop solution:
- PROTEKTOR®-System Wheelchair and Occupant Restraints: A wide variety of wheelchair and occupant restraints that meet the latest international and national standards, including RESNA WC18 for wheelchairs with an integrated lap belt.
- FutureSafe® Head and Backrest: An adjustable head and backrest system with an upper anchorage point for the shoulder belt that helps ensure passenger security in a collision. This system meets RESNA WC18 and ISO 10542 standards.
“The combination of these two products stabilizes the passenger in the event of a rear-end collision, reducing the chance for injury and trauma,” says Peter Haarhuis, CEO of AMF-Bruns of America. “Our mission is to offer safe, flexible and innovative passenger transport solutions for the paratransit industry, which ultimately improves the quality of life for the physically challenged.”