Devices Offering Great Solutions (DOGS)
Standing devices provide more positioning options.
A stander is a piece of equipment that provides support for you to stand upright. This is helpful for people who don’t have the muscle control to stand unassisted and might otherwise spend a lot of their time seated. Children who use wheelchairs benefit from having access to standers for position changes. Some standers come with trays attached so that you can work or play while upright.
What kinds of standers are there?
A supine stander provides support at the back of the body. You can choose to be fully upright or leaning backward. It provides head support.
A prone stander provides support at the front of the body. You can choose to be fully upright or leaning forwards. It lets you work on active head control.
A sit-to-stand stander gives you a variety of positioning options, from lying on your back to sitting at 90-90 angles, to fully vertical standing. One example is the EasyStand Bantam line.
How can I find out what’s new?
Technology changes all the time. To find out about the latest options for these, you can type keywords into a search engine such as Google, Safari, Firefox, or Bing on a computer or tablet. These are the keywords for this type of item:
- standing frame
How do I find out more?
If you live in the US outside of Pennsylvania, you can find your state’s AT program.
If you live in Pennsylvania:
- you could contact TechOWL to work with a specialist. We can meet with you and sometimes demonstrate this equipment. We can also help with different ways to get one for your own.
- you might borrow this equipment to try out.
Are these in Pennsylvania’s AT Lending Library?