The 'Mygo' Stander is a 3-in-1 prone, supine and upright stander for 4 to 14 year olds, even those with up to 25 degree contractures.
'Mygo' encourages a natural standing posture with improved function. Not only does the angle of the stander change from prone to supine, the angle of the knee and foot supports relative to the hip and chest supports can also be adjusted by 20 degrees to accommodate contractures. The 'Mygo' Stander mechanically links the movement of the footplate to the movement of the knee support. This allows the user to stand in a fully supported position with hip and knees flexed thereby taking the strain off the hamstrings and other contracted muscles. The result is a more upright natural posture combined with an ability to support individuals whose contractures previously made them unsuitable for standing.
Mygo is designed to promote independence and function, assisted by ergonomically designed supports for pelvic stability and trunk alignment. As in sitting, trunk and head support contributes to the stability of the pelvis in standing, enhancing arm and hand function, concentration and social interaction. Pelvic stability is as important in standing as in sitting, because the trunk, head, and legs have to be in alignment in order for standing to be comfortable and therapeutically effective.