Monaco Chair, Comfort Chair supporting posture and function


Built on the foundations of the Monaco™, the Monaco Assist™ has been designed to support those requiring assistance to transfer from the chair.

A Revolution in Seating Design

The success of the Monaco was due to the ability of the chair to enable clients to maintain their independence and increase comfort, however the culture at Seating Matters is to continually improve. We looked at how to enhance the Monaco to encourage even greater independence for our clients. This lead us to the development of the Monaco Assist.

The Monaco Assist is ideal for users with reduced mobility or sitting balance who require comfort and support without compromising independence in transfers and function.

Its unique angle adjustable seat creates an optimum and safe sitting position when adjusted posteriorly. Additionally to the posterior angle adjustment, the seat base will also rise upwards which will provide support to perform a standing transfer.

It reduces sliding, discomfort and shear as it helps to maintain positioning of the pelvis. It can also be adjusted to assist with stand transfers and independent ambulation, making it a multi functional comfort chair.

Monaco Chair, Comfort Chair supporting posture and function

Maximum Support

Along with the features included in the Monaco™, the Monaco Assist™ is designed to facilitate a stand transfer from the chair using the powered rising seat function.

This powered seat angle adjustment and back angle recline is controlled using the handset which supports patient independence in the use of this feature.

When adjusted posteriorly, the angle adjustable seat will create a safe sitting position and reduce the effects of sliding from the chair.  This reduces exposure to shearing forces and will improve pressure management as well as stabilise posture.

Monaco Riser, Adjustment Images

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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The Monaco Assist™ is effective for those with the following
conditions and disabilities:

  • Minor stroke.
  • Pelvic and lower limb fractures.
  • Reduced mobility.
  • Poor sitting balance.
  • Lower limb swelling and oedema.
  • Post operative rehab needs.
  • Postural problems.
  • Pressure management needs.

The Monaco Assist™ is effective for seating clients
who :

  • Require support to perform a sit-stand transfer from the chair.
  • Continually slide from chairs.
  • Need assistance with mobility.
  • Have flexible joint contractures.
  • Are at risk of pressure ulcers.
  • Have oedema or swelling in the lower limbs.
  • Have tight hamstrings.

MONACO ASSIST™ 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.
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.
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 pressure redistributing supports are used for those needing thoracic/trunk support and helps reduce development or further deterioration of scoliosis, as well as promoting midline sitting for those that tend to lean to one side.

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.

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.
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.
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.
Used in promoting comfort as well as the management of oedema when used in combination with back angle recline. The leg rest is angle adjustable and will accommodate varying degrees of knee extension. It is easily detachable and can be stored safely when not in use.
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 Option

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

MONACO ASSIST™ Operational Manual

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