There's a new Slant on Multi-Purpose Seating for Bariatric patients. The Ascender Multi-Purpose Chair with the slant seat was developed to maximize good skeletal position and the user's ability to "sit to stand". The ergonomic design reduces the effort and risk associated when rising from standard height chairs while lessening the chance of a lifting injury to the caregiver. This seating system is designed with an exclusive seat deck control mechanism which allows for a flat or an elevated forward slope. Many seating experts agree that a seat that slopes forward encourages a natural skeletal position. Opposing muscle groups are balanced, thus producing balanced seating in which the back is in the correct alignment. Engineered to be comfortable and functional, Ascender chairs enhance the user's ability to achieve a higher level of independence. The extended armrests provide great support when rising from the chair. The hardwood frame provides a stable seating platform and ample weight bearing support.
The bariatric models provide the obese patient with spacious and firm seating, unparalleled comfort, proper skeletal positioning and a safe and easy exit. The ergonomically designed seating is available in three widths and weight capacities up to 1000 lbs. and the seating technology can maintain hip flexion under 90 degrees. The Ascender Multi-Purpose product line delivers all the important benefits of Rehab Seating Systems" orthopedic and rehabilitation models while meeting the unique design requirements for waiting rooms, physicians offices, the workplace (computer stations) and patients" homes. Benefits & Features: Helps patients to enter and exit safely and easily. Keeps hip flexion under 90°.Reduces pressure on hip, knee and back joints. Decreases the range of motion on the hip and knee joints when rising. Helps maintain correct skeletal alignment and prevent hip dislocations following THR. E-Z GRIP extended armrests provide added safety, balance and help to greatly reduce forward trunk lean when rising from a seated position. This reduces the risks of falls, hip fractures, dislocations and other Injuries. Helps reduce back injuries to the caregiver caused by lifting patients in and out of standard and low seating including chairs with wheels.