Atlanta – Specialist Seating for Huntington’sAdmin2018-08-23T11:00:50+00:00
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.
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.
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:
Lower limb oedema.
The Atlanta™ has been proven effective in seating clients with the following
postural and medical conditions:
Lower limb oedema and swelling.
Risk of pressure ulcers.
Vigorous involuntary movement.
Risk of falling or sliding from chairs.
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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.
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. WATCH VIDEO
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
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;
– 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.
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.