Testing laboratory for technical aids for mobility, rehabilitation and nursing care

Application of mobility products and rehabilitation / nursing aids

The test laboratory of Berlin Cert GmbH offers independent testing of mobility products and technical aids for rehabilitation and care. These are products whose equipment, features and characteristics are adapted to the special needs of people with temporary or permanent physical disabilities. They serve to support the direct user and all persons involved. By balancing restrictions, alleviating complaints and facilitating care, active participation and as independent a life as possible for the user is promoted.

Product categories

The service range of our facility includes laboratory tests for a multitude of products and devices that fall into the category of “technical aids”, e.g. wheelchairs, scooters, rollators and care beds.

  • manual wheelchairs, electrically powered wheelchairs & scooters
  • walking frames, rollators, walking tables
  • medical beds (hospital beds & care beds)
  • strollers, pushchairs and buggies
  • mobility bases
  • standing aids
  • stair climbers
  • patient hoists
  • shower tables / stretchers, bath / shower chairs
  • bath boards, bath seats
  • raised toilet seats, height-adjustable toilet seats
  • changing tables
  • handles, access aids, etc.

In addition to technical aids and testing of mobility aids, we also check performance requirements and safety specifications for a wide range of other products and components, such as prams, highchairs, bicycles, recumbents, powered adjustment mechanisms, braking and rolling systems, etc.
We implement test plans ranging from customer and application-specific partial tests to complete tests (complete packages of safety tests) with all applicable standard requirements for the product to be tested through to individual extensions of requirements. Among other things, our test lab carries out tests according to the following standards

The complete range of tests offered by our testing laboratory for technical aids can be found at the end of this page as well as in the scope of our accreditation.

Through target aimed interaction, technological expertise and our many years of experience, we ensure a reliable and efficient handling of your projects.

Take the first step - our employees are available for further information by telephone (030/ 31425111) or via e-mail (reha@berlincert.de).

We are looking forward to working with you!

Standard Title
DIN EN 12182:2012 Assistive products for persons with disability - General requirements and test methods; German version EN 12182:2012
DIN EN 12183:2014 Manual wheelchairs - Requirements and test methods; German version EN 12183:2014
DIN EN 12184:2014 Electrically powered wheelchairs, scooters and their chargers - Requirements and test methods; German version EN 12184:2014
DIN EN ISO 11199-1:2000 Walking aids manipulated by both arms - Requirements and test methods - Part 1: Walking frames (ISO 11199-1:1999); German version EN ISO 11199-1:1999
DIN EN ISO 11199-2:2005 Walking aids manipulated by both arms - Requirements and test methods - Part 2: Rollators (ISO 11199-2:2005); German version EN ISO 11199-2:2005
DIN EN ISO 11199-3:2005 Walking aids manipulated by both arms - Requirements and test methods - Part 3: Walking tables (ISO 11199-3:2005); German version EN ISO 11199-3:2005
DIN EN ISO 11334-1:2007 Assistive products for walking manipulated by one arm - Requirements and test methods - Part 1: Elbow crutches (ISO 11334-1:2007); German version EN ISO 11334-1:2007
DIN EN ISO 11334-4:1999 Walking aids manipulated by one arm - Requirements and test methods - Part 4: Walking sticks with three or more legs; German version EN ISO 11334-4:1999
DIN EN 60601-2-52:2016 Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-52: Particular requirements for basic safety and essential performance of medical beds (IEC 60601-2-52:2009 + Cor.:2010 + A1:2015); German version EN 60601-2-52:2010 + AC:2011 + A1:2015
ISO 17966:2016 Assistive products for personal hygiene that support users - Requirements and test methods
ISO 7176-1:2014 Wheelchairs - Part 1: Determination of static stability
ISO 7176-2:2001 Wheelchairs - Part 2: Determination of dynamic stability of electric wheelchairs
ISO 7176-3:2012 Wheelchairs - Part 3: Determination of effectiveness of brakes
ISO 7176-4:2008 Wheelchairs - Part 4: Energy consumption of electric wheelchairs and scooters for determination of theoretical distance range
ISO 7176-5:2008 Wheelchairs - Part 5: Determination of dimensions, mass and manoeuvring space
ISO 7176-6:2001 Wheelchairs - Part 6: Determination of maximum speed, acceleration and deceleration of electric wheelchairs
ISO 7176-7:1998 Wheelchairs - Part 7: Measurement of seating and wheel dimensions
ISO 7176-8:2014 Wheelchairs - Part 8: Requirements and test methods for static, impact and fatigue strengths
ISO 7176-9:2009 Wheelchairs - Part 9: Climatic tests for electric wheelchairs
ISO 7176-10:2008 Wheelchairs - Part 10: Determination of obstacle-climbing ability of electrically powered wheelchairs
ISO 7176-14:2008 Wheelchairs - Part 14: Power and control systems for electrically powered wheelchairs and scooters - Requirements and test methods
ISO 7176-15:1996 Wheelchairs - Part 15: Requirements for information disclosure, documentation and labelling
ISO 7176-28:2012 Wheelchairs - Part 28: Requirements and test methods for stair-climbing devices

Berlin Cert GmbH test procedures

PA 020 Therapy bicycle / tricycle
PA 021 Shower chairs and toilet chairs (with crutch tips), shower stools and shower couch (with ISO 17966:2016)
PA 027 Standing aids
PA 029 Therapy chair, Chassis
PA 084 Handlegrip, bathhandles