Benefits of the Tri-Chair
for individual users

The comfort, postural support and pressure management provided by the Tri-Chair is what makes this specialist chair standout. Users can be assured that their Tri-Chair has been tailored specifically for their individual needs and has the ability to meet their often-changing requirements.

The Tri-Chair has a range of all encompassing features and benefits that make it the ultimate specialist chair.

Aiding posture and pelvic stability, pressure management, blood and lymphatic circulation, tilt-in-space functionality enables the occupant of the chair 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 110°, the occupant will not slide forwards into an uncomfortable, slumped position.
Furthermore, 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 reducing the risk of pressure sores in vulnerable areas such as the sacrum and ischial tuberosities.
When hoisting, tilt-in-space enables gravity to assist in correct position of the occupant’s pelvis at the back of the chair.
Seat Height adjustment

Achieving the correct seat height for the user allows the feet to be positioned firmly on the floor or footboard to ensure even weight distribution and assist the ambulant user to stand from the Tri-Chair more readily. Ensuring the correct seat height also avoids any susceptibility to pressure build up on the back of the thighs or the user “perching” on the chair.

An excessively high sitting position with legs swinging can lead to veins and nerves becoming blocked causing varicose veins, sleeping legs and numbness whereas an excessively low seat with an acute angle between the torso and upper legs can give rise to intestinal problems. The Tri-Chair’s functionality enables easy adjustment to suit each individual.

Seat Depth adjustment
Having a correct seat depth for the occupant is important to maintain pelvic stability and avoid sacral sitting.

The ability of the Tri-Chair to be able to adjust its seat depth to each individual in multi-user environments or in situations where the chair may be recycled and reissued to another user is beneficial to reduce the occurrence of pressure issues.

Seat Width adjustment
Seat width adjustment functionality ensures the occupant of the Tri-Chair has the correct seat width to contribute to pelvic and general postural stability. An appropriate seat width, normally the width of the occupant’s hips with a small amount of room either side, will allow the occupant to sit in supported comfort with arms resting on the armrests.
Arm Height adjustment
Appropriate armrest height will assist with comfort and postural support without raising or dropping the occupant’s shoulders and should support the full length of the forearm. The simple adjustment of the Tri-Chair’s arm height provides that necessary comfort and postural stability.
Independent Back Recline (available on Tri-Chair Two and Three)
Traditionally facilitating a resting or napping position, the Tri-Chair’s independent back recline is suitable for those who are able to maintain their position independently and require more horizontal positioning. For those with less pelvic stability, back recline in conjunction with an angled or ramped seat enables the benefit of a resting position, likewise for those that need the hips to be opened out, greater comfort can be realised.
Elevating Legrest
The Tri-Chair’s elevating, arcing legrest can assist with lymphatic and blood circulation. Lifting and extending forward as it elevates helps to maintain the position of the feet on footboard, if applicable, as well as 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 as well as helping the user to relax, giving an greater degree of comfort.
Pressure Management

Integrated pressure care within the Tri-chair can help prevent and minimise pressure damage. Having the pressure cushion integral to the seat module of the chair prevents having a loose cushion on the top of an existing seat module. Loose pressure cushions have the potential to slip and slide, get lost, as well as affect the chair dimensions (seat height and seat to arm height of the chair) thereby potentially increasing the pressure risk as well as postural stability. Appropriate pressure management can reduce pain, risk and ultimately the exorbitant cost of managing the rehabilitation of a pressure sore – prevention is far more cost effective than the cost of cure!

Fundamentally, the Tri-Chair provides each user with a tailored seating system for their individual needs, giving comfort, postural stability and pressure management. Tri-Chairs look to improve their occupant’s quality of life by enabling them to be seated out of bed, to interact as part of communal settings whilst their posture is correctly managed which in turn leads to improvements with breathing, digestion, circulation, eating and swallowing and achieving quality rest and relaxation.

Tri-Chairs are more than just good sitting!