Armchair Special accessories for everyday life

"nobody can anymore"

Battery system - accumulator

Battery system: no cables in the room This is practical: an electric armchair with no cables on the floor. This is made possible by a rechargeable battery. This also reduces the risk of tripping over the cord. An optional battery can be ordered for most armchairs. With a charged battery, you can drive several days in advance, depending on usage. When the battery is almost empty, you will first hear a beep. The lower the battery, the longer the signal will last. It is very important that the battery is charged immediately. This can be done with the help of the special loading unit. Battery backup separate cabinet A battery backup box can be purchased separately with the battery. If the power fails, the armchair can be adjusted for a while. In addition to your armchair, a lamp or other device can also be connected to the cabinet.

APPR seating system

An armchair with a built-in APPR system has special pressure distributing and positioning air elements. The well-known ROHO Quadtro Select anti-decubitus seat cushion is incorporated into the seat. Various inflatable compartments are incorporated into the backrest, with which someone can be positioned individually. The air can be introduced into the air cushions with a small hand pump. A small amount of air is constantly in motion in both the seat and the backrest, adapted to the position the person occupies. An armchair with the APPR system is usually padded and has a zip. The air components are not visible on the outside of the armchair.

An armchair with a built-in APPR system has special pressure distributing and positioning air elements. The well-known ROHO Quadtro Select anti-decubitus seat cushion is incorporated into the seat. Various inflatable compartments are incorporated into the backrest, with which someone can be positioned individually. The air can be introduced into the air cushions with a small hand pump. A small amount of air is constantly in motion in both the seat and the backrest, adapted to the position the person occupies. An armchair with the APPR system is usually padded and has a zip. The air components are not visible on the outside of the armchair.

Incontinence pad







If you have incontinence, you can opt for an incontinence mat. This is a square mat the size of the seat of the armchair. This mat is covered with the fabric of the armchair, has a terrycloth inside and a waterproof layer on the underside. Ideal for catching smaller accidents. The mat lies inconspicuously on the armchair and is washable.

Arthrodesis seat

The arthrodesis seat is intended, among other things, for people with a leg prosthesis and / or restricted movement of the hip or knee. Example: a client with restricted knee movement where the lower leg cannot bend sufficiently in relation to the upper leg.

The client often needs a lower seat height for this leg than for the healthy leg. In such a situation, a standard seat does not offer sufficient leg support or seating position. The arthrodesis seat ensures that the restricted leg is supported at an ergonomically good height. Depending on requirements, this seat can be attached in the form of an arthrodesis on the left, right or both sides. When the legrest is open, it can be adjusted at the bottom of the seat (range approx. 8 cm). In combination with the independent back adjustment, you can determine the correct back angle. When the legrest is extended, the seat automatically rises for good leg support. The adjustable back allows the customer to achieve the same angle if so desired. An Intelli-Gel insert on a seat belt seat frame is used for good seating comfort.

Turntable

An armchair with chair legs can be easily transformed into a swivel armchair. Fitform has developed a special turntable * for this purpose, which is made of extremely strong, high-quality plastic. Mounted under the seat, you can turn almost 360 degrees with ease. Among other things, the record player is very suitable for people who have difficulty turning their upper body and / or neck due to health problems.

This can be annoying in company, for example when you are talking to someone. A swivel chair ensures that the body is not burdened. A turntable also offers a solution if you want to be flexible in other situations. For example, you like to read under a certain lamp, but the television is simply in a different corner of the room. You can sit comfortably on a swivel chair! If the swivel function is not required, the chair simply stands on legs. In the normal sitting position, the platform is barely visible. The swivel function is activated by lifting the armchair slightly. You can rotate up to almost 360 degrees; then a "stopper" ensures that the chair comes to a standstill again. When standing, the turntable is automatically braked for your safety. * The turntable cannot be combined with a self-locking wheel system or a Mobility Kit wheel system.

Electrically operated headrest

You can move the headrest electrically into the correct position using an additional motor. We call this the "top swing" adjustment. Convenient and easy!

Extra extended leg support

Would you like to be able to support your heels on the legrest? There is an extra extended leg support for this. When this leg support is activated, an extension of approx. 8 cm extends automatically. The standard leg rest of the Fitform armchair is long enough to fully support the lower leg. In a number of situations, such as orthopedic shoes, it is desirable to also have support for the feet (including heels). The extra extended leg support is designed so that your legs are not overstretched. In addition, the 'normal' leg support remains adjustable when you change the seat height. The extra extended leg support is not visible in the neutral position of your armchair. The upholstery is made of black plastic (Stamskin) as standard. If desired, the extra extended leg support can also be upholstered in the upholstery of your armchair.

fitMotion, active sitting


More and more studies show that sitting still for long periods is not good for your health. So when you are sitting it is important to do this as best you can. The entire body is optimally supported, with the ability to easily change the sitting position. And above all: Sitting and moving can alternate. Fitform has developed a revolutionary intelligent movement system for this: fitMotion. A Fitform armchair with fitMotion gives a signal when it is time to move. If movement is not possible or desired at this moment, fitMotion brings the armchair into a very discreet movement position. Move around and sit comfortably: It's possible!

fitMotion also helps with multiple sclerosis (MS) / polyarthrosis / dialysis

Ms. P. (66) from D. has multiple sclerosis (MS). Walking is no longer possible, so it is important that she can sit comfortably. The Fitform armchair with fitMotion offers the right support and helps you to live independently, she says. "The MS makes it difficult for me to walk. I actually always sit down and I have a wheelchair to move around. It is important to me that I can get out of my chair safely and easily in the wheelchair. because this chair is electrically height-adjustable. My previous seat was too low to get in and out of my own. I am very satisfied with my chair, I do everything in it: read, watch TV, relax. The rocking effect feels pleasant and relaxing. Plus rocking ensures that I can move around in the chair. I only switch this function off when I have visitors. " Sitting upright "When the chair makes small movements via the fitMotion system, I feel it, but only if I'm really careful. You get used to it quickly. It's great that the chair does this automatically. My body also moves automatically, what he can no longer alone. Movement stimulates the blood circulation and this has a positive effect on my health. The MS symptoms do not go away, of course, but I feel more comfortable with the Fitform chair. Sitting has certainly become much more pleasant. In mine I slid down the old chair quickly and had to straighten up again. Now I sit up straight the whole time. The backrest also offers good support. All in all, I am very satisfied with my chair, I can no longer do without it. "

Ms. B. (66) from H. calls her Fitform armchair with fitMotion "a miracle". As a result of polyarthrosis, she has many hip and back problems. In other chairs she was in severe pain while sitting. Fortunately, that is a thing of the past, she says. "With increasing physical complaints, sitting became more and more difficult. I went from one seat to the other. Sitting often hurt so much that I went to bed every night at 7:30 am because of misery. This was the only way to relieve my back. Fortunately, I was able to go with you Assisting an occupational therapist to purchase a Fitform chair with fitMotion. The chair is a miracle. I had great confidence in the occupational therapist's advice, but I really didn't expect it to help me that much. Now I can sit for a long time without pain. Sometimes I'm visiting somewhere and at some point I want to go home to be able to sit in my own chair. I really can't miss it. " Less pressure on the back The different positions that can be assumed in the chair are particularly beautiful. For me it is important that I can relax my back muscles regularly. This works well when the chair is going into the rocking position or when I am laying it flat. The automatic small slopes also reduce pressure as you always end up in a slightly different position. And when I feel the vibration signal from fitMotion, I often move. All of these movements are good for blood circulation. I have to take care of my legs. Inflammation affects the lymph vessels, which increases the risk of retaining too much fluid. Because I can lift the footrest properly, I have fewer complaints. "Active person" I am an active person and try to move as much as possible. During the day I go out and sit on the chair less often than in the evening. When it's not cold outside, it is nice to read relaxed in the armchair. But I also get up regularly while sitting because it is good for my body. Thanks to the nice stand-up function, that's okay, I'll run away in no time. Getting up in other chairs was so painful that I hobbled away. I couldn't have imagined beforehand that a chair could improve your quality of life so much. That is precisely why I think it is a pity that you cannot turn to the community for compensation. Something should really be done! "

The 88-year-old Ms. J. from K. has a positive attitude towards life and would like to live independently for as long as possible. She is very satisfied with her Fitform armchair with the fitMotion system. The chair offers comfort and reduces health problems, says her daughter Ingrid. "My mother has severe renal insufficiency. She should be on dialysis, but she does not want to undergo any further treatment. That is why we are now focusing on as much quality of life as possible. Since she has to sit a lot, we thought it would be a good idea to give her a new one At first my mother was skeptical. She was happy with her old chair and struggled with the cost of a new one, but when a Fitform chair with the fitMotion system was tried out, she immediately responded positively . She still had doubts about the cost, but in the end she gave in. The chair is completely custom-made. Very important for my mother because it is very small. She is very happy with it from the day of delivery. The support of the chair, the warm fabric upholstery, the lying position, the movement; she loves everything. " Own control of sleeping "Your illness costs a lot of energy. That is why my mother often has to sleep during the day. Since she can put the chair into a sleeping position herself, she can keep track of her daily routine. She finds the rocking position very relaxing and often falls asleep as a result What I like to see is that your shoulders and arms move with you in this rocking position. This keeps these muscles flexible, which is also comfortable for them. Kidney failure causes fluid to accumulate in several places. It is therefore important to to keep moving, also to avoid pressure ulcers. She uses the vibration function as a practical signal to get up in between or to move in a chair. The fact that your feet can be higher than your heart is good for your legs. At first they were so fat, that compression stockings were recommended, which she did not want. Thanks to the possibilities of fitMotion, the moisture transport improved and nd such stockings are no longer necessary. " remaining independent "My mother is extremely resilient and wants to remain as independent as possible. It's great that the Fitform chair makes this possible. Since we know that she can operate all the functions in the chair herself, this gives a feeling of security the physical symptoms of their illness are alleviated and their well-being increased. This makes the chair a tool for a better quality of life. "

"People experience that their body is moving again"

Ivonne Foppen works as a physiotherapist in the Competence Center Advisium of the health organization Heeren Loo. She works with adults with severe multiple disabilities. The clients stay at one location with 24-hour support. You really enjoy the Fitform armchair with fitMotion, says Ivonne. "Our clients have severe mental and physical disabilities. Some can walk, others not. Most people move too little and that is not good for their general condition. This sometimes leads to constipation problems. We have around three years of experience with Fitform chairs Location: There have also been chairs with fitMotion for a year and a half. When I demonstrated this system, I was immediately enthusiastic. Our customers can no longer do many things themselves, such as moving. As a result, they miss the feeling of their own body in motion. Thanks to fitMotion, you can experience this feeling again. "Relaxed feeling" Many customers find the swing position fun and pleasant. It also often makes you feel relaxed. One of our customers often had problems with the food.

Er konnte nicht, weil er zu angespannt war. Der Stuhl mit fitMotion macht ihn so entspannt, dass er jetzt richtig darin essen kann. Positiv wirken sich auch die automatischen kleinen Bewegungen des fitMotion-Systems aus. Der Mensch kommt für eine Weile in eine andere Position und so wird der Körper stimuliert. Außerdem sind diese Bewegungen gut für die Durchblutung der Haut und für den Feuchtigkeitsabfluss in den Beinen. Da sich unsere Klienten nicht selbst aktivieren können, tun wir als Betreuer unser Bestes, um dies zu erreichen. Das kann man nur in einer 1-gegen-1-Situation erreichen und dafür ist nicht immer Zeit. Deshalb ist ein Stuhl mit fitMotion ein tolles Werkzeug für uns. Ein wirklich gutes Beispiel für Innovation im Gesundheitswesen." Solide Qualität, Auswahl an Rückenstützen "Unsere Fitform-Sessel hatten noch nie einen Defekt. Es sind Stühle, an denen Sie viele Jahre Freude haben werden.

They are of decent quality. This is important because such a chair is used extensively in one location. The different types of supports for the backrest are also nice. We have people who usually need a seat orthosis. It is nice for her to sit in a normal chair without an orthosis. This is not possible with most chairs, but it is possible with Fitform's "bespoke" furnishings. Some people buy a different chair themselves, for about the same price as a Fitform. When I see someone slide down on the seat and quickly "hang" in the chair, I think: What a sin! That's why I try to think along with people and talk to them when they think about buying a good chair. "

Pressure relief

The pressure relief is a movement module that is automatically activated when someone sits with their legs on the floor in the Fitform armchair (legrest is not switched off). Every minute the chair tilts backwards 2x2 degrees and then back to the starting position 2x2 degrees. This repeats itself continuously. This movement takes place at 30% of the regular motor speed and is therefore very gradual.


Slow motion


Slow Motion is a movement module that is automatically activated when someone sits in the Fitform armchair with the leg support removed. Every 15 minutes, the user will receive a vibration signal to alert them that it is time to move.

If the user does not adjust the chair and / or leaves the chair, the chair will automatically move to the slow-motion starting position (this is a comfortable relaxation position). From this position, the chair tilts back and forth at 30% of the normal motor speed (slow rocking). The movement lasts 15 minutes unless the user interrupts it by pressing any button on the hand control. Slow motion can also be activated by the user himself by pressing the appropriate button on the hand control. Slow motion gives a wonderfully relaxed feeling.

FitMotion Technology

The fitMotion movement modules are controlled by special electronics. As a result, the armchair automatically recognizes whether someone is sitting on the chair and in what position this person is sitting. On this basis, the movement of the chair is activated. The movements are always safe for the user. It can interrupt the movement at any time or switch off the movement entirely. Armchairs with fitMotion have a hand control box with additional buttons for switching on fitMotion.

Scientific justification of fitMotion The positive effects of the movements of fitMotion on the health of the user have been scientifically proven. Roessingh R&D from Enschede has extensively examined the effects on skin vitality. The report is entitled: Research into the influence of the automatic change in posture when sitting on the vitality of the skin. DR. Ir. D. van Deursen and Dr. L.L.J.M. van Deursen (former doctor and manual therapist) studied the effects on fluid retention in the legs. The report is called: Weight measurement of the lower legs in different sitting positions. nnovation for your well-being

With fitMotion, a Fitform armchair becomes a particularly attentive companion. It encourages the user to move, promotes well-being, serves for pressure ulcer profiling and can also have a positive stimulating effect on dementia patients. fitMotion, patented Wellco has applied for a patent as the idea generator and developer of fitMotion. The development of fitMotion was made possible by provincial REAP funds from the stimulation fund for the Eindhoven Metropolitan Region.

Hemiplegia Armrest

This armrest was specially developed for people with paralysis on one side. A common problem in people with hemiplegia is a painful shoulder, forearm, and / or hand. These symptoms are caused, among other things, by paresis or spasticity. The individual construction of a so-called hemiplegic armrest creates optimal support that reduces pain.

The armrest consists of a plastic base shell with various forms of support. Depending on individual needs, a special form of support can be selected. There are 3 types; Pronation, suppination and flat. Flat: an armrest for good arm support with extra lateral support. Cup-shaped padded and covered with black skai. Pronation: like flat, but with a bulge in the hand. Suppination: like flat, but with a half bulge. The hemiplegic armrest is mounted on the seat of a Fitform armchair so that it follows the angle adjustment to the rear.

Head / neck pillows & neck rolls

Various head and neck cushions are available to provide additional support for the head and / or neck. Some are shown here. Head and neck pillow No. 1 is a slightly larger pillow with a preformed filling.

This pillow is particularly comfortable in the relax position and in the rest position. When this pillow is filled with loose filling, it is called pillow number 6. The pillow has a zipper on the back so that more or less filling can be added if desired.

The pillow stays in place thanks to a counterweight.

Pillow No. 5 is a large, soft neck pillow with a shaped filling. Ideal for people who are slightly kyphotic. The neck pillow has a counterweight and can be placed with the thicker as well as the thinner side down using a strap on the back. The neck pillow has a zipper on the back. Pillow No. 11 is a specially shaped memory foam neck pillow that can be used to stabilize the head in a fixed position.

ILP extra backrest

People with a trunk balance problem need additional support when sitting to avoid sloping at an angle.


Individual lateral upholstery adjustment People with a trunk balance problem need additional support when sitting in order to avoid sloping at an angle. The backrest ILP Extra is an excellent solution for this. An ILP-Extra backrest offers optimal lateral support, precisely tailored to your height. This ensures a very stable and pleasant sitting comfort. In certain situations, ILP Extra is a good (and cheaper) alternative to a custom-made seat.

The Problem

People with serious trunk balance problems need more support than a "normal" ILP backrest can provide. For example, if the back is severely deformed or if you have balance problems in combination with a high body weight.


Individual lateral upholstery adjustment People with a trunk balance problem need additional support when sitting in order to avoid sloping at an angle. The backrest ILP Extra is an excellent solution for this. An ILP-Extra backrest offers optimal lateral support, precisely tailored to your height. This ensures a very stable and pleasant sitting comfort. In certain situations, ILP Extra is a good (and cheaper) alternative to a custom-made seat.


Individual lateral upholstery adjustment People with a trunk balance problem need additional support when sitting in order to avoid sloping at an angle. The backrest ILP Extra is an excellent solution for this. An ILP-Extra backrest offers optimal lateral support, precisely tailored to your height. This ensures a very stable and pleasant sitting comfort. In certain situations, ILP Extra is a good (and cheaper) alternative to a custom-made seat.

The solution: Stabilization of the body through adjustable pads on metal.

ILP backrest

The problem

Under certain conditions it can become increasingly difficult to sit upright in an armchair. This can be due to decreased muscle strength or a deformity of the back (e.g. due to scoliosis). People with Parkinson's disease or a CVA (stroke) also often have a "tendency to tip sideways". This is also known as the "trunk balance problem". Sitting crookedly is extremely stressful for the human body. If you sit crooked for a long time, the back muscles can shorten on one side. This leads to pain complaints and additional stress on the spine, which can lead to even more discomfort in the back or even radiation into the leg

The solution

More lateral support is needed to prevent or reduce discomfort. The ILP backrest was developed for this. ILP stands for "Individual Lateral Pad Backrest"; this creates an individually matching side support. Separately positionable pads (foam pads) are used for this. This support is adjustable and can therefore be changed in shape at a later date if desired. An ILP backrest is ideal for people for whom a standard shell back is not enough.

The Effect

An ergonomic stand-up chair with an ILP backrest ensures that the back is better supported, the vertebrae remain in a better position and tilted sitting is reduced. As a result, people experience much more relaxation while sitting, which has a positive effect on pain and other ailments. It is thereby possible to rest better and to do more while sitting; Think of watching TV, reading or spending a cozy evening with guests. When the armchair is in the tilt position, an optimal result is achieved.

Infrared Control

The infrared control enables the Fitform armchairs to be controlled remotely with a wireless hand control. Ideal in situations where it is desirable that the user does not operate the chair himself. The system works optimally for use in a home environment. It is even possible to equip several armchairs with independently controllable infrared controls. The infrared control should be used near the armchair.

Cockpit Backrest

Mit dem Bucket Back wird der Benutzer seitlich optimal unterstützt. Dies verhindert eine Neigung zum schiefen Durchhängen. Die Rückenlehne ist in Wannenform (wie ein Autositz) gebaut, so dass Sie seitlich zusätzlichen Halt erhalten. Dies sorgt unter anderem dafür, dass eine Person im Sessel stabiler bleiben kann und weniger zur Seite sinkt. Zur noch besseren Positionierung ist auch eine Variante mit hohem Cockpit (+13 cm höher) erhältlich.

Kyphosis Backrest

This backrest can be bent into the right shape thanks to two pivot points and is therefore very suitable for people with a slightly arched back. In addition, this backrest is made of very soft materials at the level of the upper back and the straps are adjustable. The armchair cannot be seen from the outside because it is equipped with a kyphosis backrest. However, due to the use of soft materials, some wrinkling may be visible in the backrest.

A kyphosis backrest is also possible with a lumbar cushion / lumbar support and with an ILP or ILP extra backrest.

RCPM, active Sitting

Most people experience back pain mainly when they are seated. People who do sports (for example cycling or walking) tend to have much fewer symptoms. Fitform was the first in the Netherlands to succeed in combining the benefits of movement and rest in comfortable armchairs. This was achieved with the help of the technical application RCPM. Further information can be found on this page. In a Fitform armchair with RCPM you sit comfortably without back pain!

The RCPM movement stimulates the metabolism in the intervertebral discs, which become stronger as a result. The movement of the spine ensures that back pain can be reduced or even prevented. Swelling of the feet and lower legs caused by prolonged sitting is also reduced with RCPM. You can relax and wake up full of energy. Please note: RCPM is not recommended for back problems due to pelvic instability or a vertebral fracture.

RCPM stands for "Rotary Continuous Passive Motion". That means rotating, continuous, passive movement. The seat of an RCPM armchair makes small rotations (0.8 degrees to the right and left) three to five times per minute while the backrest is stationary. You will hardly feel any of this yourself and the movement is very quiet. The rotation is caused by a small electric motor built into the seat. As soon as you sit on the chair, the rotating movements begin. You don't have to do anything yourself for this.

Deursen LL (2003) Lower back pain and everyday activities, thesis Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands Doors DL ab (2000) Lumbar disc mechanics in dynamic sitting. Thesis, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands Deursen DL van, Snijders CJ., Deurssen LL van (2000) Sitting with continuous passive rotation. Biomechanical explanation of health effects. Congress report San Diego ISLS Deursen DL van, Goossens RH, Evers JJ, van der Helm FCT, Deursen LL van (2000) Length of the spine when sitting on a new concept for an office chair. Appl ergonomics 31: 95-8

Pain relief

The RCPM movement stimulates the metabolism in the intervertebral discs, which become stronger as a result. The movement of the spine ensures that back pain can be reduced or even prevented. Swelling of the feet and lower legs caused by prolonged sitting is also reduced with RCPM. You can relax and wake up full of energy. Please note: RCPM is not recommended for back problems due to pelvic instability or a vertebral fracture.

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