With the exception of the Ascender @Home Chair, all of our products come with adjustable backs. There are four back positions covering a range of approximately 90 to 70 degrees. The back is easily positioned by pulling the spring loaded catches out of their holes, moving the chair forward our back, and inserting the catches into the holes corresponding to the desired back position. A set of rubber stoppers is provided as a fail safe mechanism in the very unlikely event that one of the catches fails. An Extended Headrest can be added to the back to better support the neck and head.
Slant Seat Option
By flipping a lever on the side of the chair, the seat pan is placed in a 10 degree forward slope (the @Home model has a three position slant seat range of 0, 5, and 10 degrees). This option has two primary uses. First, it provides a significant margin of safety for the newly implanted hip. In combination with the adjustable back, hip angles close to 70 degrees are achievable. Second, for people who must sit in a chair for long periods, adjusting the seat pan and backrest will help prevent the lower back from becoming stiff. Click here to view a short film showing the slant seat mechanism.