Therapists whose patients are working to develop the ability to stand from a seated position will have an opportunity to test the Sit2Stand Trainer from Biodex Medical Systems Inc, Shirley, NY, during the APTA NEXT Conference, June 3-6. The device provides accommodating assistance to natural movement, which corresponds with the sit-to-stand force output.

A distinguishing feature of the Biodex Sit2Stand Trainer, according to a media release from Biodex, is the assistance selector that is designed to provide accommodating assistance to natural movement—corresponding with the sit-to-stand force output. This provides more assistance where one is weaker, and less assistance where one is stronger.

Designed with easy-to-use and conveniently located adjustment levers and biomechanically positioned arm supports, the Biodex Sit2Stand is engineered to provide a safe, progressive environment for a patient to move through the seated to standing motions, either independently or with a therapist’s guidance. The therapist has open access to the patient to assist with movement. By repeating the motions, a patient builds both lower- and upper-body muscular strength and endurance, improves flexibility and ultimately gains independence.

Don Gronachan, vice president, physical medicine sales, says in the company’s media release that the goal in developing Sit2Stand is to offer facilities a training tool that can aid older adults in gaining or maintaining independence.

“We created the Sit2Stand to benefit weakened, older or sedentary patients and residents. Its versatile, secure design allows it to be used in many types of facilities including independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, wellness centers, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation centers,” Gronachan says.

The device is scheduled to be on display at the Biodex booth (#405) in the conference’s exhibit hall.

[Source: Biodex Medical Systems Inc]