Functionality Icons Explained

Tilt-in-spaceBack Angle ReclineElevating LegrestRaise facility




Tilt-in-Space enables the occupant to be tilted forward or backwards in a chair whilst maintaining the position of the knees and hips to achieve a resting position. By keeping the angle between the chair seat and back at around 110o, the occupant will not slide forwards into an uncomfortable, slumped position. Tilting the body has the effect of distributing weight over a larger contact surface area providing a simple and effective way to combat the build up of pressure.

Back angle recline

Back Angle Recline

Back angle recline traditionally has facilitated a resting or napping position and is suitable for those who are able to maintain their position independently. However, for those less able to sustain pelvic stability, back angle recline in conjunction with an angled or ramped seat enables the benefit of a resting position to be realised.

Elevating legrest

Elevating Legrest

An elevating footrest or legrest can assist with the lymphatic and blood circulation. Lifting and straightening the knees has the effect of allowing the blood to circulate more freely, reducing the effort required by the heart and arterial systems. Raising the legs can also help alleviate leg oedema, a build up of fluid in the legs.

An arcing legrest extends forward as it elevates and is ideal for chairs with footboards as it maintains the positioning of the footboard and comfort for the user in both the raised or lowered position. This is especially important where the occupant is able to independently adjust the legrest positioning and there is then no requirement for a carer to reposition the footboard.

Raise facilities

Raise Facilities

Raise facilities gently lift individuals to a standing position without placing significant pressure on limbs and joints. Stability and positioning is maintained by ensuring the feet remain close to the floor.