Configura Bariatic Chair
It is important to note that 2 people with the same diagnosis will present differently. The below clinical justifications are a guideline only of how the Configura Bariatric chair is an appropriate seating option for different client groups. To be used always in conjunction with a comprehensive seating and risk assessment.
Justification by: Features | Conditions
- User weight: There are 2 options of sizes for the bariatric range the first one has the capacity of 254kg. And the second one has a maximum user weight of 317kg.
- Leg-rest maximum weight: the maximum weight capacity of the leg rest is 136kg to accommodate the weight of the abdomen resting on the legs and the potential of leg swelling which increases the weight of the legs.
- Correct fit for body shape: the pillows of the configura comfort chair are set up in a way which allows them to be easily removed and reapplied for the comfort of the client. Due to the gluteal shelf of bariatric clients it is recommended the lowest pillow stuffing is removed completely to accommodate for this space at their buttocks. This allows for suitable depth of the chair and prime pressure distribution and posture.
- Leg rest channel: can be fitted easily around the leg rest to provide side supports and avoid leg abduction and risk of slipping off the leg rest.
- Backrest recline & tilt in space: these features are especially important for bariatric users who are at risk of respiratory and circulation problems if positioned in an ill-fitting chair, resulting in a stooped over posture. The configura bariatric range allows a person to sit upright but also with the correct degree of recline and tilt will reduce the amount of weight on their chest and improve their breathing and circulation.
- Sit to stand with knees at 90 degrees: the space behind the legs at the calf can often reduce a bariatric user's ability to bend their knees sufficiently for a safe sit to stand. Using the rise function the chair is tilted forward and provide enough space to get feet into the correct alignment for a safe and independent stand from the chair.
- Advice and guidance for correct measurement and prescription of bariatric users to the most appropriate seating option is advised and welcomed.