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At Permobil, we innovate for individuals. Ensuring the individuals who need our products have access to them is essential. We work closely with complex rehab technology (CRT) stakeholders including advocacy organizations, consumer groups, and equipment providers on important issues. Please join us in advocating for more. Your voice matters!

Potential medical benefits of standing

Spasticity Control: Standing and weight bearing can have the effect of normalizing tone which may lead to increased function.

Pain Reduction: Standing may allow easier access for reaching items throughout the day, which may decrease the risk of repetitive strain injury in the upper extremities.

Urinary/ Bowel improvement: Standing may reduce the incidence of UTI’s and kidney stones by reducing the effects of gravity, and constipation or bowel accidents may be reduced as standing improves the efficiency of the colon.

Range of Motion Improvement: Coming to a standing position involves stretching muscles that have been shortened in the seated position. Standing can allow for a prolonged stretch which may help with minimizing the risk of contractures.

Cardiovascular/Respiratory Improvement: By changing positions and utilizing the standing function frequently throughout the day, it may improve respirations and circulation.

Pressure Management: We see the most pressure reduction at the seated bony prominences when in standing or full recline. Standing provides pressure reduction while allowing for function at the same time.

Bone Mineral Density: Shorter, more frequent standing has been shown to help increase bone mineral density. A standing wheelchair allows for these “intervals” of standing throughout the day as opposed to using a standing frame that is static

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Power your push, your way

Power assist is backed by clinical research. To learn more about the clinical benefits of Power Assist, be sure to check out our Permobil White Paper - A systematic review of the evidence for power assist devices. Some examples of how Power Assist can benefit wheelchair users are:

• Opening doors

• Navigating through uneven surfaces, including carpets and rugs

• Housekeeping

• Taking care of family and pets

• Going up ramps and up to 17% inclines

• Navigating crowds by easily adjusting speeds

• Traveling long distances with minimal effort

Check out the Power Assist White Paper


Material Science Involved in Finding a Balanced Ride

Frame material choice plays a pivotal role in how someone finds a Balanced Ride in an ultra-lightweight manual wheelchair. It is key because frame choice affects the lightweight, durability, and configuration characteristics of a manual wheelchair. A more in-depth understanding of the materials and their specific application can improve consumer confidence and clinical decision making. 

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Manual wheelchair frame materials

6000 & 7000 series aluminum
Aluminum became and still is the preferred metal because it was so much lighter than steel and because of its relatively low cost. In the ULMWC industry there are two types of aluminum alloys that are used: 6000 series and 7000 series.

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Titanium is a metal with the highest strength to weight ratio on the planet. There is literally nothing out there like it. Titanium is not only incredibly strong and durable, it can also be shaped and welded together to match a wheelchair user’s body shape without sacrificing strength. 

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Carbon Fiber
Carbon fiber is a lightweight option when it comes to frame material. Chairs made from carbon fiber are woven together in a particular pattern for a specific load purpose. The result is a MWC that not only looks sleek but also is incredibly lightweight and efficient. 

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Looking for more information? Below you'll find links to more information and resources 


The Wheelchair Handbook: A Consumer's Guide to Seating and Mobility Equipment
Corpus ActiveHeight & Active Reach Brochure
ActiveHeight & ActiveReach Justification Sheet
F3 Corpus Funding Guide
M3 Corpus Funding Guide
F5 Corpus Funding Guide
M5 Corpus Funding Guide
F5 Corpus VS Funding Guide
Alternate Funding Resources
Permobil White Paper: A systematic review of the evidence for power standing wheelchairs
Power seat elevation: an overview of the evidence
Stand for More: It's Time to Rise to the Occasion!
Global White Paper: A systematic review of the evidence for power standing wheelchairs
F5 Corpus VS: Stand without Compromise
Stand for more
I Want My Patient to Stand: Evaluation Model and Funding for Standing Power
Navigating the Funding Maze: Process and Resources for Obtaining CRT
How high can your wheelchair take you?
Why it's important to consider power standing
How standing in your wheelchair can change your world
Why isn't standing funded?
Lessons learned in our many years of developing Standing Power Wheelchairs
Alternative Funding for Standing
Making a Stand
How Ignacio uses a standing power wheelchair to prevent pressure injuries