HSE Contract 9229
The ALTITUDE standing frame is a freestanding vertical stander, designed to enable the user to be safely raised from sitting to standing and then positively supported during their standing program.
The ALTITUDE Stander is ideal for use in both gymnasiums and special centers. It is designed to lift users from sitting to standing and can be used in standing therapy regimes. The ALTITUDE can be used by people with a wide range of conditions; adults with spinal and head injuries, Multiple Sclerosis and Motor Neurone Disease all have the potential to stand using this piece of equipment. There are two lifting mechanisms available for the ALTITUDE:
The manual lifting mechanism is suitable for lower lesion spinal injuries and paraplegics with good shoulder and arm strength. The manual belt will control lifting as the user rises to standing. If the user should wish to stop during the standing process the belts will lock into position, providing reassuring support. This ensures that the user has maximum confidence in standing at their own pace.
The electric lifting mechanism features a motorised belt adjustment system which is capable of lifting up to 120kg (19 stone), there is an updated motor available capable of lifting 140kg (22 stone). The mechanism will allow those with moderate trunk control to raise themselves from sitting to standing and those with limited trunk control to be guided into standing with attendant assistance.