Standing wheelchair in workplace

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

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

Description
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

Users 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

This tip is from 2011

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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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.