These manual wheelchairs are equipped with an integrated standing function. Users can thus bring themselves into the standing position independently.
There are electric and manual standing functions. Electric ones are operated by a control system and the person is automatically brought to a standing position. In the manual standing function, a gas pressure spring supports the active movement of the person to bring him/her into the standing position. An upright posture can be useful to activate circulation and organs. The standing function can be a support for the person using it because it increases the possibilities of movement in everyday life and at work. There are also electric standing wheelchairs.