Special Needs Standers
Special Needs Standers are an assistive technology that can be used by a person who relies on a wheelchair for mobility. It provides alternative positioning to sitting in a wheelchair by supporting the person in the standing position. Special Needs Standers are used by special needs children with mild to severe disabilities. Common types of standers include Prone Stander, Supine Stander, Vertical Stander, Sit To Stand Stander and Multi Positioning Stander.
Special Needs Standers | Pediatric Standers
Dynamic / Multi Position Stander
The Dynamic / Multi Position Stander enables, clients with conditions such as cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, leg amputation, spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury, who are unable to stand and walk independently, to become mobile while safely supported in an upright position. A client standing in the Dynamic stander is at the eye level of peers, facilitating social interactions with their environment.
Prone Stander is a mobile standing device dedicated to assist prone standing. It supports the child at the front, and offers a continuous range of angles so that the optimum position for each child can be achieved. Prone Stander can help both adults and children to develop skills in standing and endurance. It provides anterior support and stability while encouraging weight-bearing.
Supine Stander is a robust standing support that offers children comfort and safety while standing. Children are supported at the back, leaving their hands free to access items on a tray or table in front of them. It is designed to support the user in a standing position when prone standing does not allow optimum positioning. A child who lacks the strength or ability to lift or control the head and shoulders may find this Supine Stander as an ideal standing aid.
Vertical Standers, usually provide three-point stabilization in a fully upright or vertical position, with supports at the knees, hips, and lower torso, are suited to children who have postural insecurity or are developing lateral weight-shifting skills. Vertical Stander can be used in a variety of places to maximize trunk strength and promote independent, upright standing abilities.
Sit-to-Stand Standers allow a child to either sit in the device and gradually be moved into a standing position, or be transferred directly from a seating position in a wheelchair into a stander. Some allow the device to be used in both the seated and standing positions, while others use the sit-to-stand feature solely to simplify transfers and improve safety.