“With all the due distinctions and the necessary attention to the specificity of the individual cases, we feel that the product can target those who are affected by spinal cord disease or injury, paraplegias, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, or by muscular pathologies such as muscular dystrophy, and those who find it difficult to perform activities that require lifting such as the elderly”.
“Tecnologie per l’Autonomia” (Technology for Autonomy)
Specialization course (Cattolica University in Milan and Don Gnocchi Foundation) 1999-2000 Academic Year.
Essay by Carlo Marchesini
The user is helped by the tray, the trunk support and the side handles throughout the standing up sequence. These aids support the patient as they stand up, making this activity much easier.
the aids from the STRUZZO Series enable the user to transfer quickly, without help from a carer. Once the upright position is achieved, it will be possible to perform everyday activities and move on a flat surface. It’s easy to get close enough to work tops to make use of them. Learning a technique that suits the user’s physical conditions enables them to perform a variety of tasks, reducing the need for carer involvement.
Access to the aid is made easier and safer by the alignment of the seat with the original seating position. When transferring from the wheelchair to the standing aid, the seat, unlike the old model, can always remain horizontal and align to the user’s seating level by adjusting the aid height.
The sliding footplates, which are independent and adjustable in depth, reduce the distance between the person in the wheelchair — or sitting — and the base of the structure. This helps transfer the user’s feet onto the standing aid. The footplates can be adjusted even when the user is on them.
1 - ADJUSTING THE STRUCTURE IN HEIGHT:
The support structure adapts to the user’s height easily and with no effort as it is electrically operated. Adjustment can also be made by the user in a quick and easy way, with no need for external help even when they are already standing. The knee, lateral and trunk supports are adjusted accordingly, for greater safety and comfort of the user.
Height adjustment: 200 mm
Seat minimum height: + 380 mm
Seat maximum height: + 580 mm
1 - Adjusting the structure in height also enables a similar adjustment of the shin rests, side handles and tray at the same time.
2 - The aid is suitable for users who are 140 to 200 cm tall and weighing up to 140.
2 - ADJUSTING THE FOOTPLATES
All upright standers feature two footplates at the base of the frame. These slide independently from each other
so they can be adjusted to meet the wheelchair users’ accessibility requirements and improve their posture.
Depth adjustment: 100 mm
3 - ADJUSTING THE HEEL RESTS
Independent depth adjustment for each heel rest. A special accessory strap (ref. code AC0047) can be added to
safely position the feet in the footplate.
Depth adjustment: 90 mm x 2
Center distance: minimum 206 mm; maximum 386 mm
4 - ADJUSTING THE SHIN RESTS
The soft and wrap-around shin rests allow the knees to move freely while the user comes to standing.
The possible adjustments are as follows:
Width adjustment: 170 mm; Center distance: min. 210 mm; max 380 mm (independent)
Depth: 100 mm (independent)
Height: 40 mm manually, further 200 mm by servo-adjustment
Rotation: +/- 20° (independent)
5 - ADJUSTING THE SEAT
Depth is adjustable in standard seat models. A visual indicator signals the maximum safe adjustment allowed.
It is possible to slide out the seat completely if needed.
Depth adjustment: 120 mm
6 - ADJUSTING THE SIDE HANDLES
The side handles are adjustable in width and can be reversed to better restrain the trunk if needs be.
Width adjustment: 110 mm x 2
Center distance: minimum 360 mm; maximum 580 mm
Handle reversal: allowed
7 - ADJUSTING THE TRAY
The tray tilt can be adjusted directly, whereas the table height adjustment is achieved by adjusting the support
structure. Finally, the thoracic support built in this table is adjustable in depth.
Tilt adjustment: 5° x 4 = 20°
Depth adjustment: 80 mm
8 - ADJUSTING THE JOYSTICK
The joystick position is adjustable in width, depth and rotation, and it is also possible to reverse it to fit the
user’s ergonomic requirements. The joystick allows adjusting the speed of transfers and limiting the maximum
speed, and it is provided with an acoustic signal and locking system to prevent use from unauthorized people.