Which rise and recliner mechanism is right for me?

Standard dual motor – This allows you to move the backrest and leg rest independently.   
This configuration is recommended for those who: 

  • Find it difficult to maintain a comfortable seating position 
  • Require additional back support than offered by a standard chair 
  • Do not have significant long term postural needs 
  • For someone who is less mobile and unable to adjust their sitting position this mechanism may cause the person to slide forward in the chair.  

Single motor Tilt in Space – This allows you to maintain a seat to back angle of 90 degrees.  It involves one mechanism which tilts and moves the leg rests up simultaneously. 

This configuration is recommended for those who: 

  • Are at risk of pressure sores. 
  • Helps reduce build up of Oedema and fluid retention 
  • Have poor trunk control and are unable to independently maintain an upright seated position 

Dual Motor Tilt in Space – This allows you to maintain a seat to back angle of 90 degrees when required and in addition allows the backrest to move independently. 

  • Require increased flexibility with positioning as the backrest can be operated separately.  This is of benefit to individuals who have limited hip flexion or need to lie relatively flat in the chair for comfort or personal care 
  • Are at risk of pressure sores 
  • Have oedema. This style chair has the function to elevate your legs above your heart to reduce swelling. 
  • Have poor trunk control and are unable to independently maintain an upright seated position 

Variable Angle Lift (VAL) - An optional mechanism can be fitted under the chair that allows the rise angle to be set to support individuals to a standing position. Choose from three positions 10º, 20º or 30º. The higher the angle the lower the front of the chair becomes, providing more support when moving from a sitting to a standing position. A simple pin system allows you to set the angle required. 

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