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The Bariatric Sorrento from Seating Matters, a clinical, therapeutic seat for clients up to 45 stone which is compatible with popular lifts such as Arjo, Liko & Oxford

A leading university in science, technology and medicine, Imperial College London, and trusted manufacturer of therapeutic, clinical seating Seating Matters are working on new designs for therapeutic seating to achieve clinical benefits.

The new collaboration seeks to develop new technology that will benefit patients, caregivers and the healthcare system.

Seating Matters provides clinical, therapeutic seating around the world with an aim of helping prevent injury, increasing comfort and reducing care costs.

Commenting on the potential new project, Seating Matters Founder and Occupational Therapist Martina Tierney said: “I’m excited to further our clinical research with such a fine institution. The early indications are that this project has significant potential to improve the lives of the patients using clinical, therapeutic seating.”

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According to the two organisations, evaluation and commercialisation plans have been outlined and appropriate agreements will be put in place, with both parties aiming to provide support to trial and move forward with this collaboration.

“After completed evaluation work, Seating Matters and Imperial will be mutually supportive of finding a suitable commercialisation strategy,” commented Dr Masouros, Senior Lecturer in Trauma Biomechanics in the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College London and the lead investigator of the project.

An internationally recognised university with academic ties to over 150 countries, Imperial College London has 17,000 students and 8,000 staff, and aims to expand the frontiers of knowledge in science, medicine, engineering and business.

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