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University of Stirling Research Project

Our latest research academic research project in partnership with dementia-specialist University of Stirling will deliver new clinical insights, investigating the role of seating for people living with dementia and highlight opportunities for innovation.

The project is led by respected lecturer and dementia design architect, Dr Junjie Huang, B.Arch., M.Arch., PhD and Angela Pusram, Research Associate, from the University of Stirling.

We have worked closely with University of Stirling and their Dementia Services Development Centre for two years since our therapeutic chairs went through their rigorous dementia product review process. Both Seating Matters chairs assessed, the Atlanta and Sorrento, received the highest level accreditation available - Class 1A, scoring 95% and 93% respectively.

International Research Study

A recent international study undertaken by Seating Matters showed Seating Matters chairs have a calming effect on patients with respondents reporting a staggering reduction in agitation and pressure injuries, alongside notable reductions in falls, staff supervision, contractures and muscle tone.

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noted a reduction in agitation.


stated an increase in time out of bed.


felt that it improved overall quality of care.

International Research Study

Dementia Accredited Design

Seating Matters chairs have been clinically designed to provide postural support for those with degenerative, neurological conditions including dementia. The Seating Matters Atlanta™ and Sorrento™ have both obtained rating 1A accreditation by the Dementia Services Development Centre at the University of Stirling.


  • Falls Prevention
  • Integrated Tilt & Recline
  • Leg Elevation
  • Dementia Design Accredited Product

For patients at risk of falls, and those with vigorous, involuntary movements, the Atlanta has been clinically designed to provide a robust, durable and safe environment, reducing the risk of injuries and falls.

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Learn more through our comprehensive range of blogs and webinars on the benefits of therapeutic seating for dementia care.

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