Fact Sheet on Standing Aids

June 1999

Introduction

People rarely think about ability to stand and how it affects their daily lives. Standing is an alternative to sitting. It gives us greater access to social, vocational, and recreational activities. It improves the body's physiological functioning. Many people who are unable to stand without assistance use wheelchairs for positioning and mobility. But another option is devices that can help a person rise to a passive standing position and maintain it. The right standing aid may also be more cost effective than customizing a job site or home because one of its primary functions is to assist people in adapting to their surroundings.

There is a vast array of standing devices to choose from. They offer users a variety of positions, provide varying amounts and placement of supports, and enhance people's functioning in many ways and many places. With some standing devices, another person has to help the user get into an upright position. Other devices help a person rise to a standing position with no other aid. Some devices allow a person to move upright from place to place with either manual or powered propulsion. Others are stationary. Most standing aids can be adjusted for growth or changes in physical condition; most can be used by more than one person. Some devices are fairly simple, built out of plywood with foam support pads that can easily be constructed by a handy relative or friend. Others are complicated, heavy, expensive product made with high technology.

Note: This Fact Sheet will mention or describe several standing aids (also called standers) to illustrate the features of general types. References to any product do not constitute a recommendation or endorsement of that product by ABLEDATA or the U.S. Department of Education. We encourage you to be a smart consumer. Try to find out as much as you can about the standing aids that might fit your needs, and be an active participant in the selection of any product that you use.

Considerations in Selecting Standing Aids

To determine what device a person needs and can use requires careful evaluation by clinical professionals, including a physical or occupational therapist and the person’s physician. They will take into account the person’s age, abilities, and disabilities to calculate how much support the person needs, whether a mobile or a stationary aid would be most beneficial, and what special features or adaptations should be added.

Often manufacturers will give qualified durable medical equipment dealers demonstration models of their products. Frequently, the demonstration models are available for a potential consumer's use on a trial basis.

The prospective user should definitely participate in the selection process. The user knows the most about the environment and circumstances in which the standing aid will be used. Will it be for play, for school, for the home, for the office, or for various settings? Will it be used indoors or outdoors? Does it need to be transported? If so, how will it be done? The answers to those and other pertinent questions will help determine the most appropriate aid for each person.

Components of Standings Aids 

Standing aids are available in three basic types: prone, supine, and vertical. All three types of standers share certain components. A list of those basic components, with brief descriptions, appears below:

Types of Standing Aids

As mentioned above, there are three categories of standing aids. Each type of stander has its advantages and disadvantages, and it is possible for more than one type of stander to be appropriate for an individual consumer. A discussion of each kind of standing aid—prone, supine, and vertical—follows.

Prone Standers

Prone standers support the front of the body; they lean the user forward at varying angles to keep him/her upright. To further steady the user there are lateral (side) supports as well as posterior straps or pads that hold the feet, knees, buttocks, and trunk in place. The angle at which a user stands can usually be varied. The supports can be adjusted for growth or a change in the user's physical condition.

Some prone standers are freestanding units. Others, called "lean-to standers", are designed to lean against a table or counter. The freestanding units usually have a more stable base, can be placed anywhere in a room regardless of other furniture, and may have small casters for easier movement (though they are not intended to offer mobility outdoors). The lean-to units are usually lighter weight and more portable, but they tip over more easily and must lean against a stable piece of furniture. Most freestanding units include an activity table at arm level, whereas lean-to units rely on a table or counter for a work surface.

One example of the freestanding prone stander is the Kidstand Prone Standing Frame designed by Prime Engineering for children who need a prone standing system. Freestanding systems like the Kidstand offer 40 degrees of angled prone positioning for varied weight bearing. They are available in two models, to accommodate different heights. One fits children 28 to 45 inches tall; the other works best with a children 45 to 60 inches tall.

Lean-to prone standers can help both adults and children develop skills in standing and endurance. A lean-to unit adjacent to a standing table positions the users to take advantage of space for work or play and encourages them to use both hands. Lean-to models are to be leaned against a wall, a standing table, or some other structure for support. Most of them have chest and knee supports with straps, and their standing platforms come equipped with heel and toe-ankle straps as well as removable abduction wedges (foam cushions that aid in support and positioning).

For children with mild or moderate neuromuscular limitations, adaptive prone standers may be helpful. Their purpose is to help children to adjust gradually to weight bearing. A folding crank allows infinite angle adjustments, from 0 to 71 degrees. Their rear casters are extended, for added stability.

Prone standers also can be used as supine or vertical standers. The 130 Prone Stander by IDC Tectonics Limited can function as a supine stander. It has an X-shaped chrome steel base and a flat torso support with adjustable lateral supports, pads, knee blocks, and footplates. The Tumble Forms Tugs Stander by Sammons Preston is a prone and supine stander designed to provide versatility of standing options for children with mobility disabilities. The head, trunk, pelvis, knees, and feet are supported. A hand crank tilts the board from vertical to supine and from supine to prone. The board stays securely positioned at any angle, and its height and width are adjustable.

Supine Standers

Supine standers support the posterior (back) surface of the body and offer lateral supports to maintain symmetry as well as anterior (front) straps or pads to position the feet, knees, and trunk. Most supine standers have an adjustable angle tray in front to support the arms and provide a work or play surface. Usually, the angle of the entire stander can be adjusted from horizontal (with the user on his/her back) to vertical. Most have casters for easier mobility. Supine standers, which are similar to tilt tables used in clinical settings to achieve a passive standing position, which stand fully upright are useful for users cannot stand fully upright. The supine category includes both frames and tables or boards. Three representative supine standers are described below to show the diversity of products available in this category.

The Large Supine Board, from Community Playthings & Rifton Equipment, is a padded supine standing table for children and adults 46 to 72 inches tall. It is designed to support the user in a standing position when prone standing does not allow optimum positioning. This board is different from tilt tables; it gives users much greater control of the head, trunk, pelvis, knees, and feet, while it allows partial weight bearing. A person who lacks the strength or ability to lift or control the head and shoulders may find this standing aid ideal.

The Mini-Supine Stander, from Theradapt Products, Inc., is a standing table designed and sized to meet the needs of children in early-intervention programs. The hinged lower back can be lowered for positioning; it adjusts in 5-degree increments 20 degrees backward from vertical. The Mini-Supine Stander comes equipped with an adjustable-angle tray; adjustable trunk and kneepads; pelvic, knee, and chest straps; dual adjustable thoracic pads; and ankle straps secured with double D-rings. The stander can be moved by tilting back and rolling it on nonswiveling casters mounted at the back of the base. Several accessories are also available, including height and angle extenders; kneepads; foot strips; and lateral pads for head positioning.

The Upright Standing Frame, from Ortho-Kinetics Inc. is a pediatric supine standing frame constructed on a wooden platform. The frame has three interchangeable support pads with velcro-fastened straps and a clear tray to support the arms. A roller base with 3-inch locking casters, adjustable lateral supports, and an alternative pelvic bracket for children requiring pad height lower than 11 inches from the base are optional.

Vertical Standers

For people who have fairly good balance and trunk control, vertical standers, standing boxes, and standing tables are often recommended because they generally provide less support than a prone or supine stander. Vertical standers, which 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 standers come in three types:

  1. A standing frame consisting of two uprights with pads or straps to provide a little extra stability.

  2. A standing box that enables the user to stand in a contained area.

  3. A standing table with a box-like area for standing support or stability, and a high table surface with a cutout for the trunk.

Of those three types of vertical standers, the standing frame and the standing table are the most common. It is rare to find a standing box sold without a table. The following products provide representative examples of the vertical standers now on the market.

The Big-Hug and Little-Hug Vertical Stander are standing frames made by Sammons Preston. They are for children with mobility disabilities who are 30 to 42 inches and 40 to 52 inches tall, respectively. They feature height-adjustable chest and pelvic straps, as well as adjustable kneepad height and foot restraints. Their reversible superstructure allows a child to be fitted in from the front or the rear. The stand on both models is detachable from the baseboard for easy storage and transportation.

The Wide Base Stand-in Table, also from Sammons Preston, is a standing table for children and adults that has a wide base for added stability. It consists of an enclosed standing box, a styrene-covered top, and a height adjustable footboard.

Two- and Four- Place Cut Out Stand-in Tables from G E Miller Inc. are stand-in tables consisting of stand-in boxes on two or four sides, to allow for two or four children to share the same table space at the same time while working on weight bearing in a standing position. The four-place tabletops have a surface area of 48 by 48 inches with four 7-by-10 inch cutout areas. The two-place tables measure 30 by 48 with two cutouts. The foot platforms adjust in the range of 22 to 32 inches from tabletop.

The Adult Adjustable Standing Table from Bailey Manufacturing Company is similar to the stand-in tables designed for children. They offer padded supports for knee and torso, adjustable height support, at least three body thickness adjustments in the cutouts, and two body-width adjustments at the hip. The adjustable foot alignment rail features velcro ankle straps.

Mobility in Standing

People who spend a great deal of time standing, or who need maximum access to their environment while standing can benefit from a mobile stander. A number of products available for both children and adults allow self-propulsion while the user is in a standing position. Some of them are simply prone standers with large wheels like those on manual wheelchairs. Others are more like standing boxes with handrims that connect to the wheels by means of a sprocket and chain drive. Some standing boxes are propelled by electric motors controlled by a joystick. Several mobile standers have mechanisms like a powered inclining system, that let the user adjust his/her angle in space so as to increase the user’s ability to reach objects and work surfaces that are at different heights.

Below are brief descriptions of four lines of standing aids that give users some mobility. Remember, these are not recommendations, only examples. You should consult the ABLEDATA database and the other consumer information from ABLEDATA and other assistive technology information sources as well as your physician or a rehabilitation professional, to select a mobile standing unit appropriate for you.

Rifton Mobile Standers, models GK12, GK14, and GK16, are pre-ambulatory mobile standing aids for children 30 to 37 inches tall, 37 to 47 inches tall, and 47 to 60 inches tall respectively. The devices have a strapping system and contoured body support for a range of 0 to 100 percent weightbearing with optimal positioning for the user. The child stands on a platform supported by two rear casters and one front caster. The two large hand-propelled wheels on either side of the body board will roll in response to a slight, minimal effort. Model GK18, an adult version of the Mobile Stander, is also available.

Parents of small children who need help in standing may find it helpful to have one product that can be used for several tasks. The Chameleon from Sammons Preston is such a product. The Chameleon is a stroller, feeder chair, and mobile standing aid, all in one unit designed to promote proper growth and positioning for children from 25 to 37 inches tall. It converts from a stroller to a highchair to a stander and allows a wide range of adjustments in the seat, seat back, and foot support to create numerous vertical, prone, and supine positions for sitting, standing, or lying down.

For children in need of preparation for transition into motorized devices, the Go-Bot, from Innovative Products, Inc., is an option. The Go-Bot offers children as young as a year old the option of standing or sitting in a single mobile unit that can be operated manually as a stroller or by electric power. In the powered mode, multiple switches or joystick controls allow the child to control movement independently. Radio remote-control capability is also provided to enhance parental supervision.

Adults can also use powered standing aids. The Power Drive Stand Aid from Stand Aid of Iowa is an adult standing frame with the option to lift, drive, or both. The steel frames fit users 4 feet 2 inches to 7 feet tall and come with contoured knee pads, a lift, an adjustable tray, and hip belts. The standers are powered by two 12-volt batteries and a joystick control with variable speed, but they can be operated in a manual wheeling mode. The lift is capable of lifting a person weighing up to 400 pounds to a standing position.

Assisted Standing

There are several types of standing products that help the user move to a standing position by means of a hydraulic or electric lift. Most rely on a sling hooked behind the person, with some type of foot positioner and knee block to help him or her extend the hips and knees. A person' ability to use this aid independently will vary depending on the style of the mechanism and the person's trunk strength and balance. Sometimes a lift device is prescribed and to reduce the amount of work an attendant must do to bring the user to standing and to increase safety. Once the person is standing, there is generally an additional safety strap or positioning pad placed behind the user to maintain the standing position more safely.

The Granstand from Prime Engineering is a hydraulic standing aid for adults. It offers independent operation and security, for individual lifting and lowering at a desired speed. The Granstand features a cable hydraulic release with hand adjustment capability. It can accommodate people from 5 feet to 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighing up to 250 pounds, with custom sizes and modifications available. The Granstand offers various features for support and comfort: contoured foam supports that adjust vertically at the chest and the knee; support pads for chest, knee, and foot that telescope 6 inches front to back to allow for proper body alignment; and a foot rotation system to accommodate toe-in/toe-out requirements. Retractable casters for portability, an acrylic table surface with an 8-inch adjustable height range and a tilt of up to 35 degrees, and right-hand hydraulics are standard on this device.

The Easy Stand, from Altimate Medical, Inc., is suited for people who need help standing but have enough upper body strength to operate a manual standing system with hydraulic assistance. Its manually operated hydraulic lift system gives users the option of pushing or pulling the lifting mechanism to raise themselves to a standing position. Easy Stand features an adjustable front pad and legs. The seat, back, arm rests, and knee pads are cushioned to prevent pressure sores. The Easy Stand has flip-up arm rests with two height adjustments, a safety belt with velcro fasteners, an adjustable back frame, and an adjustable clear acrylic table held in place with quick-release pins.

The Original Lift Walker from Progress Equipment Company is height-adjustable for use by children and adults who have difficulty with mobility and standing. It fulfills multiple other duties well: a mobile stander, a gait trainer, transfer assist, and toilet assist. A hydraulic lifter both eliminates the need for manual lifting and can help a user in standing, too. The walker has a U-shaped base (available in narrow and standard widths) with four caster wheels, a choice of a small or large belted chest harness to secure the user, arm supports with hand grips, and ankle straps to prevent scissoring.

Stand-up Wheelchairs

People who want the freedom to choose between sitting and standing at any time, wherever they are, will probably want a wheelchair that can rise to a standing position. Chairs are available in both powered and manual models, but both types are quite a bit heavier than the nonstanding versions. The manufacturers of the manual chairs claim they can fold for transporting, but they are more difficult to fold and heavier to lift into a car than nonstanding chairs. The manual versions use one of several lifting mechanisms: gas struts, like those used to open the overhead back door on a station wagon; wire springs; or small battery-powered motors. Some of the mechanisms allow the user to lock into a position at any point of the range between sitting and standing. The user's upper extremity strength and trunk balance will govern the selection of the mechanism and the adjustment of the system. None of the manual stand-up wheelchairs now on the market can be propelled while in the standing position.

Several power wheelchairs now offer a standup option, with the enhanced feature of propulsion in the standing position. They are larger, heavier, and more expensive than the nonstanding power wheelchairs, but they offer users a much greater range of possible positions and greater access to their environments.

As with all standers, it is imperative that the user try each model to select the most appropriate one. Tryout and testing are important. They determine how well the standing mechanism can be activated; ensure that the user can propel the chair efficiently; ensure that it will fit in the home, the workplace, and the car; and that it is comfortable in both sitting and standing positions. If the user is prone to skin breakdown, skin shear should be assessed during the standing/sitting operation, in both the manual and the power versions.

The Lifestand by LDC of America is a folding manual wheelchair with a standup mechanism. It offers users both the transportability of a conventional wheelchair and the option of elevating to almost a full standing position (75 degrees). The standup mechanism uses gas springs, and there are no electric motors. Three sizes are available: Junior, Adult, and Super Adult. The Lifestand can accommodate people as small as 4 feet 4 inches tall. Depending on its size, the Lifestand weighs 75 to 77 pounds.

The Levo Compact Manual and Powered Wheelchair, from Levo USA, Inc., offers all the advantages of traditional stand-up wheelchairs, in some of the most compact fixed (non-folding) or folding frames available. Both the powered and manual models come equipped with folding, and height-and-width adjustable, seats; front casters; and rear push wheels with handrims. The powered lifting mechanisms are operated by either push-button or flip-switch controls.

Mobile standing and reclining powered wheelchairs, such as the Chief 107SR and RU by Redman Power Chair, are designed to increase independence by allowing users to self-propel while in a fully upright position. Most of the chairs can be customized and adapted to meet the user’s individual needs. Automatically included are standard features such as front- or rear-wheel direct drive, contoured seating, electronic disc brakes, low-shearing recline systems with reclining arms, and auto Centron gravity-balancing systems. Three different leg-lock systems, two different knee-pivot systems, a chest harness, a safety belt, a horn, headlights, taillights, a split-foot stand, and flip-up arms are optional.

The Chairman Stander from Permobil is similar to other powered standup wheelchairs in that it provides the option of standing while in motion. It also has special features that permit a person with little or no use of the upper extremities to operate it without help. Adaptive driving controls such as chin control, head control, and sip-and-puff control make it possible. Standard models come with front-wheel drive and backrest mounting hardware. They are propelled by a swing-away joystick with a choice of right or left mounting. Two gel batteries provide power; the maximum speed is 5 miles per hour. The battery charger is included.

Sources of Funding

No matter what type of standing aid is chosen, it is always a major investment.  The financial assistance the user can qualify for depends on his or her medical insurance, eligibility for medical or social services, or income support from various sources. ABLEDATA’s Informed Consumer Guide to Funding for Assistive Technology is available to help people explore funding options.  Other information may be available from the State Assistive Technology Act program in each State.

Conclusion

This ABLEDATA Fact Sheet is an introduction to the various kinds of standing aids available to enable people with mobility disabilities to take advantage of all of the benefits of the ability to stand. ABLEDATA publications are available in alternative formats (Braille, large print, cassette, and PC-compatible diskette) upon request. It is recommended that the information in this fact sheet be used in conjunction with consultations with medical professionals and/or physical and occupational therapists.


Manufacturers of Standing Aids

Advanced Technology Corporation
P.O. Box 412142, Kansas City, MO 64141.
(816) 931-7007.
Manual and Powered Standing and Walking Aids for Children and Adults; Standing Frames, Boxes, and Tables for Children and Adults and Accessories.

Altimate Medical, Inc.
http://www.easystand.com
PO Box 180, 262 West 1st St., Morton, MN 56270.
800-342-8968 or 507-697-6393. 877-342-8968 or 507-697-6900 (Fax).
Mobile (manual) and Stationary Powered Up-right Standing Aids with Lifts and Accessories; Standing Frames, Boxes, and Tables for Children and Adults and Accessories.

Cleo, Inc.
3957 Mayfield Road, Cleveland, OH 44121.
(440) 382-9700; (800) 321-0595.
Mobile (manual) and Stationary Prone, Supine, and Vertical Standers for Children and Adults and Accessories.

Community Playthings & Rifton Equipment
http://www.rifton.com
Route 213, P.O. Box 901, Rifton, NY 12471-0901.
(914) 658-8799; (800) 777-4244.
Mobile (manual) and Stationary Prone, Supine, and Vertical Standers for Children and Adults and Accessories; Standing Frames, Boxes, and Tables for Children and Adults.

Consumer Care Products, Inc.
P.O. Box 684 810 N. Water Street, Sheboygan, WI 53082.
(920) 459-8353.
Mobile (manual) and Stationary Prone, Supine, and Vertical Standers for Children and Adults; Standing Frames, Boxes, and Tables for Children and Adults; Stander Accessories.

Crestline Products, Inc.
P.O. Box 2108, 0rlando, FL 32802-2108
(407) 859-6428.
Standing and Walking Aids for Children and Adults and Accessories- walker handgrip extensions.

Elyon, Inc.
P.O. Box 20548, Brandenton, FL 34203
(941) 758-2408; (800) 435-5484.
Mobile (manual) standers with Body Jackets to Encourage Proper Positioning and Independent Movement and Accessories.

Equipment Shop
P.O. Box 33, Bedford, MA 01730.
(781) 275-7681; (800) 525-7681.
Mobile (manual) and Stationary Pediatric Prone Standers and Accessories; Positioning Chairs and Prone Wedges.

Falcon Rehabilitation Products, Inc.
http://www.theedge.com/falcon
4404 East 60th Avenue, Commerce City, CO 80022.
(303) 287-6808; (800) 370-6808.
Powered Stand-up Wheelchairs and Accessories.

Flaghouse
http://www.flaghouse.com
601 Flaghouse Drive, Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604.
(201) 288-7600; (800) 793-7900.
Prone, Supine, and Vertical Standers; Mobile Standers for Adults and Children and Accessories.

Hugh Macmillan Rehabilitation Centre
http://cleghpc.me.utoronto.ca/Research/hmrc.htm
350 Rumsey Road, Toronto, ONT M4G 1R8 Canada.
(800) 363-2440.
Weightbearing/ Pressure Sensors; Positioners for Recreational Equipment- Prone Seating for Pediatric Tricycles.

IDC Tectonics Ltd.
P.O. Box 2104 Station B St. Catherine’s, ONT L2M 6P5 Canada.
(905) 646-6335.
Mobile (manual) and Stationary Prone, Supine, and Vertical Standers for Children and Adults and Accessories.

Imex Healthcare, Inc.
1671 Dell Avenue, Suite 202, Campbell, CA 95008-6903.
(408) 370-6361.
Manual Stand-up Wheelchairs and Accessories.

Innovative Products, Inc.
http://www.iphope.com
830 South 48th Street, Grand Forks, ND 58201.
(800) 950-5185.
Powered Mobile Standers and Accessories; Pediatric Walkers with Positioning Belts; Shower Seats and Commode Chairs with and without Positioners.

Kaye Products, Inc.
535 Dimmocks Mill Road, Hillsborough, NC 27278.
(919) 732-6444.
Pediatric Prone Standers and Accessories; Posture Control Walkers; Play Tables with and without Desks.

LDC Corporation of America, Inc.
780 Unit B2, Primos Avenue, Folcroft, PA 19032.
(610) 586-0986; (800) 782-6324.
Manual Stand-up Wheelchairs and Accessories.

Les Equipments Adaptes Physipro, Inc.
783 Rue Longpre, Sherbrooke, PQ J1G 4S8, Canada.
(819) 823-2252.
Mobile and Stationary Prone Standers for Adults and Children and Accessories.

Levo USA, Inc.
http://www.levo.ch
201 Skiff Trace, P.O. Box 3869 Peachtree City, GA 30269.
(888) LEVO-USA.
Manual and Powered Stand-up Wheelchairs and Accessories.

Maddak, Inc.
http://www.maddak.com
61 Industrial Road, Pequannock, NJ 07440.
(973) 628-7600; (800) 443-4926.
Mobile (manual) and Stationary Prone, Supine, and Vertical Pediatric Standers; Standing Aids with Positioning Belts.

Mulholland Positioning Systems, Inc.
P.O. Box 391, 215 N. 12th Street, Santa Paula, CA 93060.
(805) 525-7165; (800) 543-4769.
Mobile (manual) and Stationary Prone, Supine, and Vertical Standers and Accessories; Growth Positioning Seating Systems; Walkers with Positioning Belts.

Ortho-Kinetics, Inc.
W220 N507 Springdale Road, P.O. Box 1647 Waukesha, WI 53187-1647.
(414) 542-6060; (800) 558-7786.
Mobile (manual) and Stationary Prone, Supine, and Vertical Standers and Accessories.

Permobil of America, Inc.
http://www.permobil.se
6 B Gill Street, Woburn, MA 0181-1721.
(617) 932-9009; (800) 736-0925.
Powered Stand-up Wheelchairs and Accessories.

Prime Engineering
http://www.primeng.com/
4838 West Jacquelyn, Suite 105, Fresno, CA 93722.
(209) 276-0991; (800) 827-8263.
Mobile (powered and manual) and Stationary Pediatric and Adult Prone, Supine, and Vertical Standers with and without lifters.

Progress Equipment Company
P.O. Box 1391 Brentwood, CA 94513.
(800) 821-7905.
Powered Standing and Walking Aids with Hydraulic Lifters and Accessories- mobile standers, gait trainers, transfer assists, and toilet assists.

Redman Power Chair
http://www.flash.net/~redman2/
4790 North Keet Seel Trail, Tucson, AZ 85749.
(800) 727-6684.
Powered Stand-up Wheelchairs and Accessories.

Rehab Centre for Children
633 Wellington Cres Winnipeg, MAN R3M 0A8 Canada.
(204) 452-4311.
Mobile (manual) and Stationary Prone, Supine, and Vertical Standers for Children and Adults and Accessories.

Sammons Preston, Inc. (A Bissell Healthcare Company)
http://www.sammonspreston.com
P.O. Box 5071 Boilingbrook, IL 60440-5071.
(800) 323-5547.
Mobile (manual) and Stationary Prone, Supine, and Vertical Standers for Children and Adults and Accessories; Standing Frames, Boxes, and Tables for Children and Adults and Accessories.

Senior Services Network, Inc.
P.O. Box 1365 Carrollton, GA 30117.
(770) 834-2013; (800) 466-4675.
Powered Standing and Walking Aids with Hydraulic and Manual Lifting Mechanisms and Accessories.

Snug Seat, Inc.
http://www.snugseat.com
P.O. Box 1739, Matthews, NC 28106-1739.
(704) 882-0668; (800) 336-SNUG.
Mobile (manual) Pediatric Prone Standers and Accessories; Anterior and Posterior Positioning Brackets; Pediatric Positioning Car Seats and Strollers.

Stand Aid of Iowa, Inc.
http://blvd.com/standaid/index.html
P.O. Box 386 Sheldon, IA 51201.
(712) 324-2153; (800) 831-8580.
Mobile (manual and powered) and Stationary Standers With and Without Hydraulic Lifting Mechanisms for Children and Adults; Stander Accessories.

Stand N Go Inc.
Route 5 Box 22A, Fergus Falls, MN 56537.
(218) 739-5252.
Mobile (manual) Prone, Supine, and Vertical Standers and Accessories.

Summit Seating Systems
6310 Gross Point Road, Niles, IL 60648.
(847) 647-2087.
Mobile (manual) and Stationary Prone Standers for Children and Accessories.

Taylor Made Healthcare
65 Harrison Street, Gloversville, NY 12078.
(518) 773-9346; (518) 773-9320.
Pediatric Prone, Supine, and Vertical Standers and Accessories; Pediatric Positioning Chairs and Strollers.

Theradapt Products, Inc.
17 West 163 Oak Lane, Bensenville, IL 60106.
(630) 834-2461; (800) 261-4919.
Mobile (manual) and Stationary Prone, Supine, and Vertical Standers for Children and Adults and Accessories.


This fact sheet was prepared by Anjanette Daigle and produced by ABLEDATA. ABLEDATA is funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) under contract number ED-02-CO-0038 and is operated by ORC Macro.
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