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
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.
MeqVi, www.meqvi.se (last checked July 2017)
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This tip is from 2011