Finally! An Indoor/Outdoor Trackchair

A Tank Chair to Take Home to Mom

Brand new tankchair technology from NANO-WEB – Nano Optonics Energy – recently showed their UNiMO, a caterpillar-tracked all-terrain wheelchair at the International

Robotics Exhibition in Toyko, and holy cow you guys – these folks have finally made what I’ve been dreaming about – a trackchair you can take inside.

Yes, I’ve been dreaming about it for awhile now; the perfect tankchair.

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Physical Therapy Must-Have Equipment: EasyStand Bantam

The Bantam as a Bench

Necessity is the mother of using equipment for other than its originally intended purpose.

When our Early Childhood Education building was being remodeled, things had to be shuffled around and put in storage. We got to play our own little version of the, “If your workplace was on fire (and there were of course no darling preschoolers in the building to consider), what items would you save?” My EasyStand Bantam stander was at the top of the list, of course. Read more

Standing Device Funding Guide - EasyStand Bantam

NCART Releases Standing Device Funding Guide

With over hundreds of research studies on standing and weight bearing you would think that both private and public healthcare payer sources would fund Standing Devices without a second thought. Unfortunately, in today’s ever shrinking insurance coverage and payment arena that is not the case. In fact, decreasing coverage and payment for standing devices is exactly why the National Coalition for Assistive and Rehab Technology (NCART)‘s Standing Device Workgroup was formed to create the Standing Device Funding Guide. Read more

Standing Frame or Gait Trainer

Stander or Gait Trainer?

Peanut butter or chocolate? Both! Stander or gait trainer? Both!
Perhaps I’m indecisive. Perhaps I’m selfish. Perhaps I just know a good thing when I see it.

Unfortunately, as the great philosophers Jagger and Richards wrote, “You can’t always get what you want.” Especially when it comes to insurance funding for durable medical equipment. You have to choose one. Read more

Matthew Tilford

Stand For Your Future

Hello my fellow standers,

I’d like to introduce myself as this is my first blog for EasyStand. I’m Matthew Tilford and if you are an Easystand Facebook friend, you might remember me from my “standing and sanding” picture I posted to the page. By the way, I apologize to all the men out there that were hounded by their wives for not fixing things out of a wheelchair users reach. If I can’t find a way to fix those out of reach things, my wife will find a way and my EasyStand is usually involved. Read more