A leading UK postural support specialist has announced a new product which will help ‘change the lives’ of children across the UK and around the world.
Jiraffe, based on Wardsend Road in Hillsborough, Sheffield, has revealed the new Standz 2 by Jenx – a versatile standing system offering prone or supine standing that accommodates abducted or neutral leg positioning for children between five -14 years old.
The new Standz 2 has not only been scaled up from Jenx’s original Standz product, but it has also been designed to meet the needs of children who are older, taller, heavier and stronger whilst keeping the much-loved simplicity of adjustment and use found in its original form.
The new product is designed for the needs of older users and is kept simple and safe for care providers to use. This allows for clinicians to support children and adolescents as they move from postural development through to postural maintenance.
Standz 2 keeps all the versatility of the original Standz and completes Jenx’s family standing products offering upright, prone and supine standing in either a neutral or abducted leg position.
Director Holly Jenkins said: “We are delighted to be bringing Standz 2 to market. This new product is a fantastic development making the many clinical benefits of standing accessible to even more young children.
“Standing improves blood pressure and circulation, helps digestion, encourages good bone and muscle development, provides opportunities to increase social skills and is a great and effective way to improve a child’s outlook on the world.
“Standing isn’t just one position, the easy adjustability of Standz 2 enables children to stand in multiple positions, with each one offering different benefits. For children unable to stand unaided Standz 2 will be a life changing product”
Jenx Ltd, with headquarters in Hillsborough, Sheffield, is a family run company which was founded by a pediatric physiotherapist and a product designer in 1982, with the aim of enriching lives and changing perceptions about disability.
Ever since, it has been researching, designing, and manufacturing ground-breaking developmental postural equipment to support children with specific postural needs.
Jiraffe, Jenx Ltd’s UK distribution division, has been distributing Jenx and Rifton products in the UK since 2014, continuing a special partnership with US-based Rifton which began in 2005.