OTAC seminar to educate professionals on smart rising seat


Kate Sheehan, occupational therapist from The OT Service, will deliver a series of educational seminars at OTAC Leeds focusing on safe standing transfers, featuring the new SitnStand Portable Smart Rising Seat.

These 15 minute on-stand sessions will allow delegates to critically reflect on their understanding of sitting and standing and the impact on engagement in meaningful activity. 

Sheehan will challenge delegates to consider their clinical reasoning during a standard transfer assessment to evaluate whether it is client centred and holistic.

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The presentation will look at our understanding of sitting and standing in the context of supporting engagement in purposeful occupations as well as the role of SitnStand in supporting independence.

Developed by Life Assistance Limited and available through leading nationwide suppliers, the new SitnStand Portable Smart Rising Seat is a solution to a common problem – getting in and out of any chair independently.

Many individuals living with restricted mobility cannot achieve a safe and controlled sit-to-stand without the help of a relative, friend or carer.

This results in a detrimental impact on living especially as independence is compromised both in the home and the wider community.

Historically, rise and recliner chairs have provided a solution in domestic situations and care homes however these products are static and not portable.

This means many lifestyle-based activities outside of the home are not possible – resulting in reduced inclusion, equality and well-being.

Where elderly and disabled individuals do not have the option of manual assistance, the risk of falls and musculoskeletal injury can be high when using a chair independently.

The SitnStand Smart Rising Seat is a battery-powered device that fits all chairs. Controlled by two buttons on a hand controller, the solution vertically lifts and lowers users in a seated position.

Specifically designed for people with an aversion to technology, the device facilitates safe standing in multiple situations from restaurants and theatres to hotels and beyond. 

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