OTs give positive feedback for new bespoke adjustable chairs at recent dedicated event
Rise & Recline, a UK manufacturer of bespoke adjustable chairs, used the recent OT Show to launch its Infinity and Infinity Plus chairs, which the company said proved “extremely popular” with occupational therapists (OTs).
Nigel Morley, Director of Rise & Recline, commented: “We are always looking to engage with Occupational Therapists as they play a vital role in the assessment and prescribing of our products and therefore the OT Show is always an important event for us.
“Over the course of the two days, our new chairs proved very popular with visitors to the stand and the positive feedback certainly exceeded our expectations. Products such as the Infinity chairs truly benefit from being demonstrated in a face-to-face environment so it was great to be able to do that with so many OTs at the show.”
The Infinity has a maximum user weight of 25 stone and is available with a comprehensive range of standard features, which include a leg rest weight limit of 15 stone, independent direct drive foot section operation, and automatic back relief whilst the user moves to a standing position. The Infinity offers the user a broad choice of postural positions with the tilt-in-space function being used in a variety of ways depending on the requirements of the user.
Should someone require no movement in the footrest or back rest, the Infinity can be used as a simple tilt-in-space chair. However, should the user prefer to maintain a seat to back angle while reclining and elevating their feet and hips, the single motor tilt-in-space can achieve this.
By using the dual tilt-in-space the user can enjoy independent leg rest and back movement while also benefitting from automatic back relief by having a straighter postural position when alighting the chair.
Additional features include detachable seat and leg rest wraps for ease of cleaning, five back and arm rest design options, left- or right-sided handset holding loop and carers’ loop, and an emergency battery back-up.
Complementing the Infinity is the Infinity Plus, which incorporates all the features found in the Infinity but has an increased maximum user weight capacity of 40 stone with a maximum dynamic leg rest capacity of 25 stone.
Rise & Recline also showcased several other examples from its portfolio of adjustable chairs at the OT Show 2021.