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User in standing wheelchair at desk
User in standing wheelchair at desk

User in standing wheelchair, retrieving envelope from upper shelves in paper supply closet
User in standing wheelchair, retrieving envelope from upper shelves in paper supply closet

User ‘stands’ at refreshment table.
User ‘stands’ at refreshment table.

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Standing wheelchair in workplace

A standing wheelchair makes it possible for the user to be independent in his workplace

Standing wheelchair with mechanical stand-up function. Used to change position at the desk, to stretch knees, hips and Achilles tendon (foot rest is angled slightly upward), to get things from tall cabinets and to be able to stand with colleagues at a high table during coffee breaks. Before the user stands up, he puts the stabilization belts around his knees and chest. It is only possible to move while sitting in a standing wheelchair.

Model: Standing wheelchair from MeqVi

Authors comments
A standing wheelchair is heavier, more cumbersome and somewhat wider than an ordinary manual active wheelchair. The user does not think this matters at work. On the contrary, he is very happy with the chair and uses it daily.

The user has a similar standing wheelchair at home, see related tip.

Purchased from
MeqVi, www.meqvi.se (last checked July 2017).

Paid for by
Swedish Social Insurance Agency

Tip is dated from 2011

Categories for this tip
looking after ones health » preventing/treating muscle tensions, work, employment, occupation » carrying, moving and handling objects at work, workplace, Tips and tricks from people with Low paraplegia (Th11- S1, ASIA A, B).

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    #4751# comment 2013-01-13
  2. You may copy pictures or parts of the database for the purpose of spreading the tips and ideas shared here if your use is restricted to non-commercial purposes and the source is acknowledged.
    #4862# comment 2013-01-17
  3. Avlasta baken slippa sitts
    #22090# comment 2016-07-02

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