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.
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.
Paid for by
Swedish Social Insurance Agency
This tip is from 2011