|How Does Standing Wheelchair Help Disabled People in Daily Lives?|
A standing wheelchair aids for both mobility and stand up. Its
lifting up function allows allow someone who is normally confined to a
seated position in a traditional wheelchair to stand up and stretch out
in place. This lift up function is usually done electrically.
Wheelchair Use in the US
It is estimated by the National Health Interview Survey on Disability
(NHIS-D) that more than 1.6 million Americans residing outside of
institutions use wheelchairs. While most of them (1.5 million) use
manual devices, only about 15% use electric wheelchairs.
users are among the most visible members of the disability community,
experiencing among the highest levels of activity limitation and
functional limitation and among the lowest levels of employment.
Wheelchair users suffer from very high levels of activity limitation,
functional limitation, difficulty in basic life activities, and
Among all wheelchair users, an overwhelming
majority (> 93.0%) have some form of activity limitation and for 2/3
(about 66.1%) of them, the limitation is severe enough to render
them unable to perform their major activity.
Top-ranked health conditions and impairments causing
disability among wheelchair users include:
- cerebrovascular disease
(or "stroke"), which affects 12%
wheelchair or power mobility users,
- osteoarthritis, affecting about 11% persons,
- multiple sclerosis (5.4% persons),
- absence or loss of lower
- paraplegia (4%),
- orthopedic impairments of
lower extremity (4%)
Who needs standing wheelchair?
Those who are bond to wheelchairs and can not stand up by themselves due to
weak strength of lower extremity will greatly benefit from such a mobility aids
that can help them stand up and sit down by themselves while being on a