Summary. Introducing the Oxford Up launch – Joerns Healthcare’s innovative stand aid for assisted standing, seated transfers, and patient rehabilitation. Its unique features and excellent reviews make it a standout addition to the Oxford Professional series. With a robust design, easy dismantling, and a safe working load of 200kg, the Up ensures safety and comfort. Available now for order, contact Joerns Healthcare for more information.
Introduction to Oxford Up Launch
Joerns Healthcare’s new Oxford Up is a uniquely designed active manual stand aid, supporting assisted standing, seated transfers, and patient rehabilitation. Previewed at the 2022 Moving and Handling People Conference and OT Show, it garnered much interest and positive review from key individuals.
The Up will form part of the Oxford Professional series, complimenting the already established Switch, Journey and Ascend stand assist solutions. Suitable for clients needing some standing assistance but can contribute effort, the Up also serves as a useful rehabilitation aid.
Manufactured using a combination of steel and aluminium framework, the Oxford Up meets or exceeds all applicable design and regulatory standards and unlike other stand assist products, it quickly and conveniently dismantles into three separate components. This significantly eases storage requirements and facilitates onward transportation in the boot of a car. Reassembly takes a matter of seconds, and the Up is ready for use again.
Safety Features and Working Load Rating
Owing to its unique and robust design, the Up successfully achieves a safe working load rating of 200kg (31st). Careful attention to component geometry, including the single upright mast section, allows for a fully contained footplate. This prevents patients’ toes from overhanging the edge, avoiding conflict with rear castors or foot opening pedals.
Injury reduction, fall prevention and ergonomic principles were fundamental considerations during the development phase. A large multi-point push handle aids manoeuvrability for the care giver, and the foot push pad, a common feature on Oxford Professional series products, provides a means of generating forward momentum when moving a patient. Optimum positioning of the swing-away moulded seat pads and knee support help ensure comfort for the patient. Adjustable leg opening allows closer access around furniture, promoting improved patient positioning and general ease of use.
High-grade castors ensure excellent manoeuvrability across various floor surfaces. They provide a smooth, comfortable transfer for both patient and carer. The singular upright mast, unlike dual seat posts, smoothens transitions over thresholds and different floors. It dampens vibration through the seat pads, making transfers more comfortable and less disconcerting for patients.
For extra support, the Oxford Deluxe Standing sling (With Clips), compatible with the Up, comes in small, medium, and large.