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What can I do with a stand-up wheelchair?

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Sean
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What can I do with a stand-up wheelchair?
Written on: 04/01/2010 [20:34]
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Steven
Posts: 21
Standing is usually more active than sitting, also for people with a disability. A stand-up wheelchair offers increased activity. This means that users of stand-up wheelchairs reports of higher self-esteem, a higher level of quality of life and better social inclusion since they are on the same eye level as people without a mobility disability. In addition to the social aspects, the use of a stand-up wheelchair looms large in health aspects. Evo-lution has designed the function of a human body to work in an upright position. If a person loses the option of standing due to an accident or illness, a stand-up wheelchair can help to reduce this deficit. Exercising passive or active standing maintains the natural body functions better and reduces or prevents from complica-tions of sitting permanently such as pressure sores.
Everything about stand-up wheelchairs on MyHandicap: http://www.myhandicap.ch/ch-e-rolli-rollstuhl.html (only in German)
Levo AG: http://www.levo.ch/en/home.html
Written on: 06/01/2010 [19:32]
Die Website für Menschen mit Behinderung und schwerer Krankheit / Community for disabled people