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North Shore location opening early 2022

Activity Chair

by Permobil

The ultimate in active seating for pediatric to adult clients

Therapists everywhere tell us the Activity Chair is perfect for feeding, speech therapy, active learning and for clients with sensory processing challenges. Not only that; parents see what it can do for their child in the classroom and realize how much they need it at home, too.

The Activity Chair has revolutionized adaptive seating and continues to delight therapists with its versatility for people of all shapes and sizes, all conditions and special needs.

Features

Tool-free adjustments

With all adjustments easy to make – and no tools required – the Rifton Activity chair is an ideal choice for the busy special needs classroom or at home.

The lateral supports are fully adjustable in height, width and angle – all with one knob, which, by the way, can’t ever fall off and get lost.

Adjust with client in the chair

Unlike a reclining wheelchair, the Rifton Activity chair can be easily adjusted while a client is in the chair. This saves time and makes adjustments much simpler to gauge.

Seat depth can be safely and easily adjusted while a child is in the chair by pulling the handle beneath the seat.

Tilt-in-space

All Rifton Activity Chairs have tilt-in-space, which encourages sit-to-stand and resting positions. Tilt-in-space can be activated tool-free while your client is in the chair.

The standard base tilts 15° forward and 15° back while the hi/lo base tilts 15° forward and 25° back.

In addition to tilt-in-space, every Rifton Activity Chair’s backrest angle adjusts 5° forward and 20° back.

Spring option

The optional seat and backrest springs on the Rifton Activity Chair standard base (and the backrest spring in the hi/lo base) allow for calming through self-generated motion – ideal for clients with autism. The spring column can be locked when not in use.

Arm support options

Armrests provide lateral boundaries as well as upper extremity weight-bearing assist to aid trunk control. Rifton’s armrests can be raised or lowered individually to accommodate clients who need extra trunk stabilization and can be set at angles ranging from horizontal to 60° up or down. The tray accessory attaches to the armrests.

Armrest top surface:
small: 2¼” x 8¾” large: 3″ x 12″

Hi/lo base foot pump

The large and medium hi/lo bases are height-adjustable via a foot pump. The foot pump allows you to lower the client in the chair until his or her feet are on the floor, or raise it to a 32″ high table. The chair’s height can also be easily set for lateral transfers.The small hi/lo base is equipped with a gas spring to serve the same function.

Caster swivel lock

When the caster swivel lock is engaged the Activity chair can be pushed in a straight line without drifting to the side. When lock is disengaged casters will swivel and the chair can be maneuvered into tight spaces.

Choice of 6 pad colors

Comfortable seat and backrest pads are essential for providing cushioned support and preventing decubiti. Rifton’s backrest and seat pads are made of polyurethane foam covered with a cleanable, healthcare-grade polyurethane-coated fabric. The seat pads can be turned front to back for longer wear. Pads are available in six color choices.

Standard base leg options

Long or short height-adjustable legs, either stationary or with casters for the Standard base: Adjustable in 1″ increments, these legs allow you to position your client at optimum height. The grippy tips of the stationary legs are designed to keep your client from sliding and moving across the floor, even with dynamic rocking. The legs with casters are an added feature making your standard base chair easy to move when transitioning from one classroom to another.

Specifications

Rifton small standard base activity chair

Small standard base

(R820)

Rifton small hi low base activity chair

Small hi/lo base

(R830)

Rifton medium standard base activity chair

Medium standard base

(R840)

Rifton medium hi low base activity chair

Medium hi/lo base

(R850)

Rifton large standard base activity chair

Large standard base

(R860)

Rifton large hi low base activity chair

Large hi/lo base

(R870)

User’s overall height

32* – 48

*28 – 38 requires mini kit

 

28* – 48

*28 – 32 requires mini kit

40 – 56

40 – 56

50 – 74

50 – 74

Item Dimensions (inches)
Frame width Short legs: 21

Long legs: 23

Short legs with casters: 22½

Long legs with casters: 23½

26 Short legs: 23¼ 

Long legs: 24½

Short legs with casters: 24½

Long legs with casters: 25½

27½ Short legs: 26¾

Long legs: 26¾

Short legs with casters: 27¾

Long legs with casters: 27¾

29¾
Seat height above floor Short legs: 9½ – 12½

Long legs: 18½ – 21½

Short legs with casters: 13½ – 16½

Long legs with casters: 18½ – 21½

10 – 25 Short legs: 12½ – 16½

Long legs: 19 – 23

Short legs with casters: 16 – 20

Long legs with casters: 19 – 23

12 – 23 Short legs: 16½ – 20½

Long legs: 20 – 24

Short legs with casters: 16½ – 20½

Long legs with casters: 20 – 24

16 – 24
Seat angle for tilt-in-space 15° forward, 15° back 15° forward, 25° back 15° forward, 15° back 15° forward, 25° back 15° forward, 15° back 15° forward, 25° back
Backrest angle adjustment 5° forward, 20° back 5° forward, 20° back 5° forward, 20° back 5° forward, 20° back 5° forward, 20° back 5° forward, 20° back
Seat height above footboard 9 – 12 9 – 12 12 – 16½ 12 – 16½ 15 – 20 15 – 20
Seat height above footboard with footboard lift 6 – 9 6 – 9 8 – 12½ 8 – 12½ 11 – 16 11 – 16
Seat width with hip guides 7 – 9 7 – 9 8½ – 11½ 8½ – 11½ 11 – 14 11 – 14
Seat width without hip guides 12 12 14 14 17 17
Seat depth (1″ increments) 8 – 12

7 – 11 with “mini kit

8 – 12

7 – 11 with “mini kit

11 – 16 11 – 16 15 – 20 15 – 20

Armrest height above seat 5 – 7½ 5 – 7½ 7 – 10½ 7 – 10½ 7 – 10½ 7 – 10½
Trunk support width 5½ – 11½ 5½ – 11½ 6½ – 12 6½ – 12 9½ – 14 9½ – 14
Backrest height above seat 12½ – 15½ 12½ – 15½ 15½ – 19 15½ – 19 19 – 24 19 – 24
Headrest height above seat 14½ – 21 14½ – 21 17½ – 24½ 17½ – 24½ 19½ – 29½ 19½ – 29½
Maximum working load (lbs) 75 75 150 150

Delivery Options

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About Permobil

For over 45 years, Permobil has been a leader in the complex rehabilitation power wheelchairs industry. No other company can match our record of product "firsts" or our influence in shaping seating and mobility solutions. Our brand is asked for by name, known for quality and trusted by therapists, prescribers, dealers and consumers to be the best.

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HealthLinc Medical Equipment Ltd. (HME®) began as a local medical equipment company, and during the past 30 years has grown to become one of the largest independent dealers of Mobility and Home Medical Equipment in BC. With over 70 staff operating out of over 35,000 s.f. in Richmond, South Surrey and Victoria, HME is a proud Canadian owned and operated local company.

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Telephone: 604-821-0075

Fax: 604-821-0049

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Telephone: 604-535-5768

Fax: 604-542-0184

HME Victoria

Telephone: 250-386-0075

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