Available from Altimate Medical, Inc.
The EasyStand StrapStand is a strap-style stander for adults from 5' to 6'5'' (152-196 cm) and up to 350 lbs (159 kg). The StrapStand can accommodate many unique needs of wheelchair users, from those with low-level spinal cord injuries to multi-user settings. The StrapStand lifts you directly from your wheelchair, bed, or other seated surface into the standing position. Benefits of the EasyStand StrapStand include:
•No-transfer needed –If you are not capable of, or may not feel comfortable with transferring, you can use the StrapStand because no transfer is needed.
•Over-center stretch – For specific body-types, the StrapStand can provide the maximal over-center stretch needed for the optimum standing posture.
•Familiarity in nursing homes – Since it has some features similar to a patient lift, both clinical staff and patients feel more accustomed to it in an assisted living setting.
•Compliance – When transfers or patient lifting are a concern for staff or caregivers, a standing program can still be practiced because transferring is not required.
The difference between the StrapStand and other strap-style standers is in the lifting design, which affects the comfort of the knees. With the EasyStand StrapStand, the lifting arms gently lift you up to standing (rather than pushing you into the kneepad) which greatly reduce the pressure on the knees.