Recline mechanisms help users achieve comfortable seating positions. Nemschoff offers a variety of recline mechanisms that operate in unique ways to address a range of patient and caregiver needs.
- The three-position mechanism offers upright, TV, and reclined positions. It operates by a user positioning his or her weight back into the chair while pushing on the arms, causing the back to recline while the footrest extends in one continuous motion. Because movement is controlled solely by the user of the chair, he or she must have the strength to activate it.
- The independent foot and back mechanism is the most common type of recline mechanism offered in Nemschoff products. It features a back and footrest that operate separately. The back is controlled by a release button, allowing it to move freely. A lever located on the outside arm controls the footrest. This mechanism allows for multiple postures, is the easiest to operate, and helps caregivers and guests assist a patient with chair operation.
- The Prísto II Plus mechanism operates with independent back and footrest positions optimized for people of larger statures. The chair has a more limited back recline (120 degrees), easing the transition between the reclined and upright positions. The footrest includes three positions designed to prevent the knees of patients from being overextended.
- The Wallsaver recline mechanism allows a transition from an upright to fully reclined position with a minimal footprint— permitting placement as close as 4 to 6 inches from a wall (depending on model). The activation of the footrest and initial recline occur when the user pulls on a lever on the side of the chair or a loop on the inside of the arm (depending on model). Full recline occurs when the user positions his or her body weight back into the chair while pushing on the arms. To transition from a recline position to an upright position, the user moves forward in the chair, pulls forward with the arms, and then closes the footrest with the back of his or her lower legs. Because the movement is controlled primarily by the user, he or she must have the strength to operate it.
- The Adjustable Back Chair (ABC) mechanism offers a slight back recline, providing an extra level of comfort when compared to a stationary Patient Chair. Movement is controlled by a locking gas spring. When activated, the back reclines smoothly into any position within a 112 degree range, making it practical for areas where a traditional recliner’s footprint might be too big.