Standing wheelchairs from Karman Healthcare feature state of the art technology that can help change your life. Featuring an easy to access joy-stick controller that allows you to fully control the movement of the chair. It also features a stand up mode, which allows you to drive the chair while in a standing position.
Standing chairs are typically used for environmental access and pressure relief. You can control the speed of the chair through the easy to access joy-stick controller, which is positioned perfectly within reach of any type of user. You can easily adjust the length of the arms in order to better suit your needs.
You can also adjust the backrest and even fold it down in order to easily store it in any type of [large] vehicle. You can also control the angle at which the chair will lock into with the joy-stick controller, you can adjust it from sitting mode like any regular wheelchair, all the way to standing mode and anywhere in between. These chairs also feature our top of the line Memory Foam Seat Cushions, which comes standard with every stand up wheelchair.
Stand-up wheelchair series are designed for comfort and durability; they are also very economical alternatives to other stand-up wheelchairs on the market that can cost upwards of tens of thousands of dollars. Our standing wheelchairs offer many health benefits, including improvement of blood circulation, kidney and bladder functioning, as well as improvement of muscle tone. Standing wheelchairs are powered by two (12v) batteries that can run for a long period of time, and last for a range of 25 miles.
Standing wheelchair is CE Approved / USA Patent: 7,097,189 B2
Standing chairs are made from 6061 T-6 Aircraft-grade Aluminum Frame
Standing wheelchairs come stock with flip-back armrests w/ clear plexiglass side panels
Most affordable stand-up wheelchair in the market
Increased Pressure Relief Improved functional reach to enable participation in ADL
Improved Circulation, Enhance independence and productivity
Improved Respiration, Maintain vital organ capacity, Reduce occurrence of UTI
Improved Flexibility, Maintain bone mineral density, Improve passive range motion
Improved Ease of Transfer, Reduce abnormal muscle tone and spasticity, pressure sores
Reduce the pressure sores, skeletal deformities, and psychological well being
Raises Self Esteem
Heightens Social Status
Allows For Easier Communication
Extends Access Level
Improved Quality of Life
Optional Attendant Controller
Optional Tray Model / Dual Model
Optional Junior Model 14″ seat width
New motor launch by Lloyd Actuator / Motor, Dec 2010 discontinued Denmark Linak Motor
Improved Quality, and new Models coming soon in this category including recline and tilt!
SCI Model Systems
Presently, there are 14 systems and 5 Form II centers sponsored by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education.
New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center Network
Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA
Gaylord Hospital, Wallingford, CT
Hospital for Special Care, New Britain, CT
Finding the Perfect Wheelchair to FIT YOU is very important. That is why we have launched the new ERGO FIT™ Campaign based on proper Wheelchair Ergonomics, comparing and contrasting both your body's needs, your Wheelchair Dimensions, and also balancing the environment in which you will be enjoying your wheelchair.
Whether it is outdoors expeditions and ensuring that going up a ramp with the least amount of resistance, or being as comfortable as possible due to prolonged usage, our ERGO FIT™ methodology provides a countless amount of options and accessories, or models with specific variations designed to maximize your mobility and comfort.
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What is a Spinal Cord Injury ?
A spinal cord injury (SCI) is generally described as damage or trauma to the spinal cord that has resulted in lost and/or impaired function resulting in reduced mobility and/or feeling.
Common causes of damage to the spinal cord are trauma (car/motorcycle accident, gunshot, falls, sports injuries, etc.), or disease (Transverse Myelitis, Polio, Spina Bifida, Friedreich's Ataxia, spinal cord tumor, spinal stenosis, etc.). This damage to the spinal cord is known as a lesion, and the paralysis is known as quadriplegia if the injury is in the cervical (neck) region, or as paraplegia if the injury is in the thoracic, lumbar or sacral region.
The spinal cord injury level is usually referred to alpha numerically, relating to the affected segment in the spinal cord, ie, C7, T10, L3 etc.
Below the conus medullaris (L1-L2), the spinal canal contains a mass of nerves referred to as the cauda equina or “horse-tail”. These spinal nerves divide off the lower end of the spinal cord and contain the nerve roots from L1-5 and S1-5. Injury to these nerve roots are referred to as cauda equina syndrome.
It is possible for someone to suffer a broken neck,or a broken back without becoming paralysed. This occurs when there is a fracture or dislocation of the vertebrae, but the spinal cord has not been damaged.
Complete and Incomplete Spinal Cord Injuries
There are typically two types of lesions associated with a spinal cord injury, these are known as a complete spinal cord injury and an incomplete spinal cord injury. A complete type of injury means the person is completely paralysed below their injury. An incomplete injury, means only part of the spinal cord is damaged. A person with an incomplete injury may have sensation below their lesion but no movement, or visa versa. There are many types in incomplete spinal cord injuries, and no two are the same.
Rehabilitation for individuals with a spinal cord injury combines physical therapies with skill-building activities. These activities will usually take place at a specialist center such as a spinal cord injury rehabilitation center or spinal injury center. A rehabilitation team will usually oversee activities and include a doctor specialising in spinal injuries, social workers, physical and occupational therapists, sports educators, rehabilitation nurses, rehabilitation psychologists, vocational counselors and nutritionists.
Generally, a paraplegic will be in hospital for around 5 months, where as a quadriplegic can be in hospital for around 6 – 8 months. Both paraplegics and quadriplegics should have some kind of rehabilitation and physiotherapy before they are discharged from hospital, to help maximise their potential, or help them get used to life in a wheelchair, and to help teach techniques which make everyday life easier.
Disabled sports, and wheelchair based sports can be an excellent way to build stamina, and help in rehabilitation by giving confidence and better social skills. The ultimate reward for many disabled sportsmen and women, is to win at the paralympic games, which will be coming to London in 2012.
Quadraplegic, Tetraplegic, Paraplegic and it's Definition
Quadraplegic is derived from two separate words from two different languages, Latin and Greek. The word “Quadra”, meaning “four” which is derived from Latin, relates to the number of limbs. “Plegic”, is derived from the Greek word “Plegia”, meaning paralysis.
Put the two together, and you have “Quadraplegia”.
“Tetra” is derived from the Greek word for “Four”. “Para” is derived from the Greek word for “two” Hence: Tetraplegic and Paraplegic.
In Europe, the term for 4 limb paralysis has always been tetraplegia. The Europeans would never dream of combining a Latin and Greek root in one word.
In 1991, when the American Spinal Cord Injury Classification system was being revised, the definition of names was discussed. The British are more aware of Greek versus Latin names. Since Plegia is a Greek word and quadri is Latin, the term quadriplegia mixes language sources. Upon review of the literature, it was recommended that the term tetraplegia be used by the American Spinal Cord Association so that there are not two different words in English referring to the same thing.
Manual propel power stand is an option for those whom want to be able to still stay active in propelling themselves. The power stand option really acts as an assistive device and helps the person stand up. Your PT should work with your ATP or medical professions to see if the added extra power mobility and power ELR or elevated leg rest and tilt functions are a medical necessity to you. Of course if the budget allows, these options can always be helpful to someone whom needs extra care and assistance. At Karman, we have over 100 models for manual wheelchairs to choose from. In general, if you can propel yourself in a wheelchair, you will want the lightest most comfortable wheelchair available. Learn more about all the categories available and then choose by product weight and budget. Here are some categories and information for your review:
Transport wheelchairs are the perfect choice for transporting someone to and from the places you would love to travel with. A transport wheelchair is generally narrower and lighter than a standard wheelchair, making it a good choice for tight obstacles and narrow entryways. There are differences between our high end Crash Tested S-ERGO series transport wheelchairs and also economy grade products. Some great choices include our ERGO LITE and S-115TP. We also have a wheelchair made for traveling, TV-10B.
Most standard weight wheelchairs starts at 34 pounds, a standard weight wheelchair is a great option when you need a wheelchair that will be not be frequently used; generally 3 hours or less per day and with infrequent transfers. Our full selection is available from the most basic models with fixed legrests and armrests to wheelchairs that have optional elevating legrests and removable armrests. There are also models with optional accessories to enhance your wheelchair. Foam cushions and/or Gel Cushions provide for additional comfort.
With weights ranging from 25-34 pounds, our lightweight wheelchair is a great choice when you need a wheelchair that is more frequently used, when you need special options, or when you have your heart set on a specific frame and/or upholstery color combination. This category covers it all, with lightweight wheelchairs at competitive prices. These wheelchairs offer more options and we typically recommend that a comparison be done with the next step up category which is our ultralight weight wheelchairs where the ultimate mobility equipment and features are at its very best.
This is the category of wheelchairs where the best of the best resides. With wheelchair weights as low as 14.5 pounds and available in both S-ERGO and simply super lightweight models, an ultralight weight wheelchair is for the full-time user who demands performance and for those who want the lightest wheelchair possible for ease of self propel and transport. In this category, you will have a number of features never found on any competitors like standardize crash tests on S-ERGO models and tons of options and accessories not offered on other base categories in wheelchair options.
Our ERGO ATX offers the finest in a combination of wheelchair manufacturing disciplines. These criterias includes but is not limited to maximum adjustability, rigidness, ultra lightweight, comfort, foldability, style and outstanding performance. Our Ultralightweight wheelchair category takes zero compromise with our R&D department pushing the latest manufacturing techniques and capabilities and transferring them to you right on the streets.
A reclining back or otherwise known as a "high back" wheelchair is a great option for those who spend the majority of their time in a wheelchair as it offers more positions to recline. And a tilt wheelchair offers alternative positioning and pressure relief for those who are requiring further pressure relief for prolonged usage of a wheelchair. Both our categories have effectively reduced weight of traditional competitors so keep in mind when shopping on price.
Standing in a wheelchair is one of the most influential products we've designed and manufactured in our efforts to allow the mobility impaired to take their lives back into their hands. We didn't stop by just allowing people to stand in a wheelchair; we made it the most competitive price product in its category driving economy into everyday house holds. Read more on all benefits, funding sources, and finance options if you're interested in your wheelchair helping you to stand.
What is the process for buying a wheelchair from Karman?
You have several ways to purchase a wheelchair from us. Depending on the product, you may purchase either from an authorized brick and mortar dealer, or online. You may choose from any of our website resellers such as Amazon or Walgreens, or you may purchase directly from this website.
Will I be charged sales tax?
Karman is required to collect sales tax for items shipped to certain states. When adding to cart, please make sure that you enter in the state and city in which you live in. Our automated system will calculate the sales tax pertinent to your location.
Is shipping free?
Our standard big box items will ship from our warehouse via FEDEX and it is free. All orders over $89.99 always ship for free everyday at Karman. Other carriers are used depending on size, availability and other LCL shipments.
Do you sell used wheelchairs or rent wheelchairs?
We do not sell or rent used wheelchairs for sanitary reasons. To ensure you receive the best quality chairs we only sell new wheelchairs. We do, however, have some new, open-box wheelchairs for sale. You will have to call in to see any specials we may have but do not advertise. We do not offer wheelchairs for rental.
How are the wheelchairs you sell different from those I might find on other sites?
Karman has just about any other chair you may find on any other site. There are two categories in which you can choose from. With "economy" types, since we are the manufacture, we can always beat any advertised price without running a special promotion. These would be daily great prices we pass on to you right away. We also have specialty items such as ultralight weight and ergonomic products in which others do not offer as a competing brand. Rest assure you are in good hands with a brand that has been around for over 25 years!
Do you sell (PPE) Personal Protective Equipment / Face Masks?
Yes, due to the pandemic, Karman has exported thousands of face mask to China supporting factories in the early pandemic. We now have reversed the manufacturing a flow of both N95 and traditional dust masks used in many types of different environments. There will be continued promotion of masks and offers available to prevent a global spread of the COVID-19 Virus.
What happens if I need repairs or parts for my equipment?
We have a wide network of dealers through out the states. Depending on the complexity nature of a manual vs power wheelchair, we may be able to simply trouble shoot it online or send one of our techs to your home for assistance. Check out our reviews and with decades of experience in our quality, rest assure you are in good hands.
What happens if I want to return my equipment?
We want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase. If your equipment arrives and it is not what you expected or needed, you can return it within 14 days as long as it is unused (tires are clean and no scratches) and in its original packaging. Unless Karman made an error, return freight is the customer's responsibility. The two exceptions to this are custom lightweight wheelchairs, which incur a 15% restock fee, and ultralightweight and standing wheelchairs, which are non-returnable as they are manufactured to order. For more information please see our Return Policy.
This summary is intended for general informational purposes only, and should not be interpreted as specific medical advice. You should read product labels and manufactures operating instructions. In addition, if you are taking medications or have any medical conditions, please consult with your doctor or physician first. Karman does not make any clinical, operational, or health advises to the improvement of your medical condition. The most suitable wheelchair and mobility device is what we seek for you and ask that you verify with a medical professional.