Permobil whitepaper examines how standing power wheelchairs improve clinical outcomes

Permobil standing power wheelchair

Permobil, a global manufacturer of mobility and seating solutions, has published a new whitepaper that examines the benefits of standing power wheelchairs.

The company’s research and clinical teams analysed 363 publications to discover how standing power wheelchairs can provide improved clinical outcomes.

Chuck Witkowski, president of Permobil Americas, said: “We are pleased to share the results of this comprehensive review with the industry.

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“As the originator of the standing power wheelchair, Permobil has been the leading innovator of this technology to therapists, ATPs, and end users for over four decades. This research clearly summarizes how standing functionality positively impacts the everyday life of our end users.”

The research found that standing power wheelchairs have positive effects on pressure relief for skin, bone mineral density, and bowel/bladder function in users.

Individuals also benefit from improved mental health, self-esteem and the increase ability to communicate and perform daily activities, the report revealed.

Another takeaway from the research is that children are able to better participate in social and educational and activities, as are adults in both work and community settings, when using standing power wheelchairs.

Karin Leire, vice president of research and innovation at Permobil, said: “Thanks to the clinical team, we were able to preface the evidence by first explaining the effects on specific body systems and functions (ie. skin, bladder, communication, range of motion).

“We were then able to provide clear evidence of the benefits of standing connected to each function and showed the impact for both children and adults.”

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