Standing wheelchair

People who use a wheelchair can increase their independence at home by using a standing wheelchair and they can also stretch their leg joints.

User standing in standing wheelchair
User standing in standing wheelchair

Description
Standing wheelchair with mechanical stand-up function. Used both to stretch knees, hips and Achilles tendon (the foot rest is angled slightly upward) and to perform household chores such as cooking, retrieving objects from high cabinets, changing light bulbs, etc.
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

Users comments
A standing wheelchair is heavier, more cumbersome and slightly wider than an ordinary manual active wheelchair. The user does not think this matters indoors. On the contrary, he is very happy with the chair and uses it daily. He wishes he had been told about the standing wheelchair earlier. He believes that everyone should have a standing wheelchair. Especially when cooking, he thinks it is very convenient to reach cabinets. He can stand for up to 30 minutes at a time.

The user has a similar standing wheelchair at work which he obtained through the social insurance agency, see related tip.

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

Paid for by
County Council

This tip is from 2011

User lowers himself from standing to sitting
User lowers himself from standing to sitting
User sitting in standing wheelchair with knees stabilized
User sitting in standing wheelchair with knees stabilized
User in standing wheelchair
User in standing wheelchair

Related tips

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

Tipsare: Robert

Robert lives together with his wife and three children in a house. He is working full time. He was injured in 2003 and has a low paraplegia; no assistance.