Postural care manufacturer, Jenx, is hoping to take its standing frame, aimed at children with cerebral palsy, to the next level.
Most recently, the Standz abduction stander was named Best Product at the BHTA Awards.
Sheffield-based Jenx is a family business that manufactures products to help children with special postural needs including seating, standing, sleeping and therapy equipment.
Standz is the first tool-free standing frame that facilitates neutral and abducted standing positions in children aged one to nine in home, school and therapy environments, styled to appeal to children and families with a modern, playful and non-clinical look.
Children with neurological disabilities such as cerebral palsy are at high risk of developing deformities of the hip joints.
Research has proven that abducted standing in early years has a positive impact on the development of an intact, maturing hip socket for children with delayed physical development.
A well implemented programme of abducted standing can prevent the need for painful, risky and complex hip surgery, drastically improving the health and wellbeing of the child and their family.
Since it was first manufactured in Sheffield in 2017, around 500 Standz units have been sold in 10 countries.
Dan Limb, divisional director at Jenx, said: “At Jenx we love taking ideas and evolving them into outstanding products which have a transformative impact on the lives of disabled children and their families and carers.
“Local expertise in materials finishing enabled us to develop an aesthetically pleasing, structurally robust stander that is manufactured entirely in-house.”