Devices Offering Great Solutions (DOGS)


Standing devices may provide more positioning options.

What does it do?

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?

Supine Stander

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.

Prone Stander

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.

caydens stander

How do I see 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:

stander, standing frame, sit-to-stand

How do I find out more?

If you live in the US outside of Pennsylvania you would need to 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. Do we have this in our lending library?


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Caitlin McKenney

Caitlin is an assistive technology specialist with experience working with students who have multiple disabilities and complex access needs. She runs TechOWL's used equipment and emergency preparedness programs. Caitlin enjoys learning about new tools and helping you make your technology work for you!

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