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Lift Chair Types


Lift chairs are differentiated by the degree of recline they can reach, recline mechanism and position of the footrest. There are three different types of lift chairs: two-position, three-position and infinite position.

Two-position lift chairs have a reclining range of 45 degrees. For many, this is a comfortable position for reading and watching TV.

Three-position lift chairs can recline to an almost flat position and can stop at any degree of recline in between. It is possible to nap comfortably in this chair as well as read and watch TV.

Infinite Position lift chairs (also known as zero-gravity or full recline) can recline into a flat position (where the backrest is parallel to the floor) and everything in between. Infinite Position lift chairs can lift a person’s feet above his/her head into the Trendelenburg position or lift a person’s feet above their heart into the zero-gravity position.

Additionally, High Capacity (Bariatric) lift chairs are available and are designed for high lift capacities from 500 to 700 lbs.


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