A recently launched portable smart rising seat has been displayed to healthcare professionals at OTAC (Occupational Therapy Adaptation Conferences) in a session delivered by renowned OT Kate Sheehan.
The SitnStand, which is manufactured by Israeli firm Life Assistant Ltd, is a portable battery-powered solution that enables safe and independent sitting and standing.
It provides a stable and controlled height adjustable platform so more controlled sit-to-stand transfers can be achieved from any chair while reducing the risk of falls and musculoskeletal strains.
The lightweight and transportable solution, which is sold through a dealer network, is designed for users with limited mobility and facilitates safe standing within the home and the wider external environment.
At the recent OTAC events in Leeds and Exeter, Kate Sheehan from The OT Service, provided on-stand talks for healthcare professionals which focused on safe standing transfers and featured the new SitnStand.
OTAC delegates were able to gain information and critically reflect on their understanding of sitting/standing and its impact on meaningful activity.
Ms Sheehan, OT and director of The OT Service, said: “SitnStand has inspired OTs as its innovation and design has led to a product that fits well with the ethos of occupational therapy.
“Due to its portability, it opens up a whole world of activities that clients want to do in their home, community and whilst travelling, therefore promoting health and wellbeing.”