The Atlanta™ has been carefully designed and crafted for those who require the comfort, safety
and security that only a Seating Matters chair can provide.

A Revolution in Seating Design

We call the Atlanta chair our Famous chair because it has been used in many countries across the world to help clients with Huntington’s Disease. We have shipped chairs to 25 countries including Chile, Dubai, Canada, Australia , France and  Belgium.

The chair was created originally by my husband, James, for Huntington’s patients but is now widely used with Dementia and  Alzheimer’s client’s to prevent falls, reduce patient handling, prevent pressure injuries and enhance the sitting experience for our clients.

It was named Atlanta after the Greek word Atlas, meaning strength, security, immovable and tolerating. The chair has been designed with strength and stability to withstand challenging use.

Specialist Seating for Huntington's Disease, Alzheimhers Disease, Dementia
Specialist Seating for Huntington's Disease, Alzheimhers Disease, Dementia

Maximum Support

The Atlanta™ is successfully used in the management of lower limb oedema.  The variable angle leg rest used in combination with the integrated tilt and recline helps to elevate the feet higher than the heart which is the optimum position for fluid drainage.  Individuals with tight hamstrings and contracted legs can also be accommodated due to the negative angle clearance underneath the seat which allows the feet to retract behind the knee without compromising the person position in the chair.

Pressure Management in Seating Matters Chairs

The combination of memory foam and Dartex in Seating Matters chairs give a medium to high pressure redistribution, however maximum pressure management can be achieved in a chair by applying The Four Principles of Pressure Management in Seating.  Discover more about the pressure management properties of the Seating Matters chairs here.

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Seating for Stroke Case Study Seating Matters Atlanta


Margaret, 81, had a history of pneumonia and had recently suffered a stroke (CVA).  She also had a high risk of pressure injuries and needed pain medication when sitting out.  Following assessment, Margaret was sat in the Atlanta chair and was much more comfortable.  She no longer required pain medication whilst sitting in her new chair.


The Atlanta™ is effective for adults with the following
disabilities and conditions:

  • Huntington’s disease.
  • Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Lower limb oedema.
  • Cellulitis.
  • Advanced dementia.
  • Parkinson’s disease.
  • Brain injury.

The Atlanta™ has been proven effective in seating clients with the following
postural and medical conditions:

  • Lower limb oedema and swelling.
  • Contracted legs.
  • Risk of pressure ulcers.
  • Vigorous involuntary movement.
  • Agitation.
  • Risk of falling or sliding from chairs.

ATLANTA™ Accessories

A ramp in the seat cushion can give a permanent degree of tilt for the users chair and can be used for the purposes of improved positioning and deceased risk of sliding. This can be exchanged for alternative seat cushion options at a later date.
This pressure management hip and arm support gives extra protection to the patient sitting in the chair by allowing immersion and envelopment of bony prominences in the arm of the chair. The arm supports help with postural alignment by supporting the arms and stabilizing the pelvis. With this added hip and arm support, the arms provide an additional level of pressure management.
A side pocket can be added onto your chair for convenience to keep personal items within reach.
Fitting over the shoulders, this soft-filled pillow provides head and neck support while maintaining visual field and interaction.
This “C” shaped pillow provides lateral head support for clients with poor head control and encourages a midline head position. It increases comfort and contact with the chair and incorporates the Seating Matters pressure management used on user contact surfaces of the chair.

Padding can be incorporated into the footplate of the chair for additional pressure management, to accommodate or improve foot position or to further decrease the seat-to-footplate height for individual users.

This pillow provides support to the head, maintaining comfort and maximising contact with the seat back, ensuring the body is loaded and positioning is optimised.
A one piece footplate to support the person’s feet during transfers or during rest. This can be safely retracted underneath the seat when not in use, eliminating any tripping hazard.
Keep your handset accessible and in easy reach at all times with this simple handset loop.
Instrumental in keeping the chair clean and adhering to infection control protocols, especially with clients who suffer from incontinence. They can be removed and sterilised or replaced as necessary.
These further reduce the width of the chair to accommodate users with particularly narrow hip widths. The amount of padding is variable and these can be removed to suit the needs of multiple users.
Instrumental in keeping the chair clean and adhering to infection control protocols, especially with clients who suffer from incontinence. They can be removed and sterilised or replaced as necessary.
A tray for meals, positioning support and facilitation of activities. The tray table should only be used in accordance with facility or local regulations regarding restraint.
To help keep the chair stationary, 4 braked castors can be added to the chair frame at time of ordering or in retrospect. Brakes can be engaged from the front or the back of the chair.
To help keep the leg rest stationary, 4 braked castors can be added to the frame at time of ordering or in retrospect.
300mm rear wheels that provide additional ease of manoeuvrability. These can be used to control the direction of movement during transit providing smooth mobility. A wheelchair ratchet breaking system which provides a stable and secure break on the chair is included as standard with stroller wheels.
Provides additional safety during transit as well as providing a form of support for those who may have a tendency to slide out of their chairs or suffer from seizures. It is only to be used in accordance with facility or local regulations regarding restraint. (HB7)
Size: Standard or Bariatric
A well-padded 2 point hip belt with squeeze-release buckle and a single pull loop for easy adjustment. (HB6)
Size: S, M, L
The four-point design provides extra security and safety by preventing the belt from riding too high in use. (HB2)
Size: S, M, L
This belt is supplied with a pin release cover to the central fixing – an ideal solution to prevent the user from inadvertently undoing the strap. (HB3)
Size: S, M, L
The pelvic positioning belt helps secure the patient around the waist and reduce sliding. (HB4)
Size: S, M, L
A positioning aid for improving stability when sitting, by promoting abduction of the upper legs. (HB5)
Size: S, M, L
Provides excellent upper body stability to encourage functional positioning. Equipped with a non-slip surface ensuring that it stays located correctly. The easy adjustment tabs are marked for size facilitating consistent positioning. (HB1)
Size: S, M

Adjustable in under 1 min

A chair which can be easily adjusted;
– on-site
– without tools
– within 60 seconds and
– fixed to limit improper adjustment.

Infection control approved

At Seating Matters we take infection control very seriously. Our chairs have been specifically designed to decrease entrapment areas where bacteria and germs can survive.

7 year warranty

Due to our extremely high manufacturing standards and stringent testing, we are confident to offer an industry leading 7 year warranty.

Fabric Options

Please contact your local Seating Matters provider to find out which fabrics are available in your country.

ATLANTA™ Operational Manual

For more in-depth information on all the ATLANTA™’s features, dimensions and specifications, please feel free to download the operational manual.


The descriptions included on this page reflect common features of the Seating Matters chairs.  As features and specifications vary in different parts of the world, please refer to your local Seating Specialist to confirm the exact specification in your area.