Boston Porter Express Chair
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The Boston can be used as a general porter chair, but is equally suited to conditions, such as Parkinson’s that require a chair that can be used as part of an intensive 24-hour care programme.
With its choice of interchangeable seat and back cushion designs, each with its own unique pressure management features, combined with the chairs extensive range of movement delivered through the unique mechanism it can be used across a wide range of users with differing conditions.
Highly engineered it provides the user and the carer with an extensive range of pressure management features, including the mechanism that allows for the independent movement of the Tilt in Space, Backrest Recline and Leg Rest Elevation functions enabling a whole range of postural positions. The carer can continually reposition the user to redistribute pressure and provide all day comfort.
There is a choice of eight interchangeable pressure management back cushions that enable the chair to be adapted to a single user’s changing needs or to adapt the chair to another user. This ensures greater longevity of its usage.
In addition, all cushions can be repositioned to suit a user’s individual seating preferences and fibres added or removed from fibre filled cushions to adjust firmness. Covers can also be removed for cleaning and replacement.
Individual fibre filled waterfall cushions, each of which are fully adjustable to accommodate maximum postural support. The waterfall back can be useful for those with mild Kyphosis, Scoliosis and reduced muscle mass on their back.
The central cushion in this soft fibre filled waterfall back comes with in-built lateral supports which can provide some trunk support for those who have limited trunk control or balance, useful for those with early stages of neurological conditions such as MS or a Stroke survivor with limited residual impairments.
Large Profile Headrest With Waterfall
The profile headrest conforms to the head and shoulders which can be useful for individuals with limited neck control with the waterfall back providing soft adjustable lumbar support.
Soft fibre filled back with lateral support, which can be useful for those who have limited trunk control or balance. It can be useful for those with early stages of neurological conditions such as MS or a Stroke survivor.
Large Profile Headrest With Comfort Lateral
This back offers soft fibre filled cushions to provide head, shoulder and trunk support, which can be useful for older users who have lost some muscle control, supporting them in a good postural position with the head in a neutral position. This back can also be useful for early stages of neurological conditions to maintain good positioning without restricting activities.
A foam filled back providing firmer lateral support with a soft fibre filled headrest. The firm lateral support maintains midline trunk alignment which can be useful for those post Stroke or early to mid-stages of neurological conditions.
Large Profile Headrest With Support Lateral
Firm foam lateral back cushion with soft fibre filled profile headrest can provide support for those who have limited trunk control or balance. The profile headrest can provide support to keep the head in good midline alignment which can be useful for those with early stages of neurological conditions such as MS or a Stroke survivor with limited residual impairments.
Double Comfort Lateral
Deep filled contoured back cushions provide lateral postural support for improved comfort and positioning, making this chair useful for any individual with painful joints and where any movement is painful with conditions such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome or neurological conditions. This back could also benefit palliative care, supporting those with life-limiting conditions.
There is a choice of six seat cushions each with different pressure management features. It can be removed and interchanged with one of the other seat cushion options.
You can purchase one or more cushions to support the different needs of individuals who may use this chair. Cushions and covers are removable for cleaning and replacement.
With all pressure management seat cushions, we recommend a fabric with four way stretch properties to aid the reduction of shear and friction.
For those who have good posture and mobility but are seated for greater than one hour at a time and require pressure relief and supported comfort. This cushion has a high-density foam base which offers a supportive and firm seat base with a top layer of memory foam to allow immersion into the cushion, giving stability and a large surface area to reduce pressure levels.
For those who have good core stability and posture, are sitting for more than one hour at a time and require low to medium pressure relief combined with a high level of comfort. This cushion has different layers of high-density foam, offering a supportive seat base which allows the user’s bottom to be immersed into the cushion. It provides stability, a large surface area reducing pressure levels and a high level of personal comfort.
For those sitting for long periods with specific comfort issues such as a high risk of pressure sores. Gelacell has a unique cell matrix that distributes pressure across the contact area, as it contours and yields in response to weight redistribution. Gelacell absorbs body heat, reducing the risk of creating an environment that could increase pressure risks, the grid design also encourages air circulation. Gelacell is clinically tested and passes all dermatological tests for skin contact.
Maximum weight of user 127 kg (20 stone)
For those who have good posture and mobility but sit for long periods of time and require pressure relief and supported comfort. Recommended for people with limited muscle bulk or at risk of excessive weight loss. This cushion has a high-density foam which offers a supportive and firm seat base. The foam is topped with a fluid liquid gel in a soft silicone cover which provides a high level of pressure relief. The liquid gel helps to dissipate heat and constantly adapts to the user’s movement.
For those sitting for long periods with specific comfort issues such as a high risk of pressure sores. This cushion uses the latest medical grade silicone gel technology allowing pressure to be evenly distributed. The gel conforms to the shape of the body and equalises to body temperature. The gel cells allow air to flow easily and Coolform is totally odourless and hypoallergenic.
For those who currently have or who are at high risk of pressure sores. Users need to have good pelvic stability and core trunk strength to accommodate the air pressure changes. The Airform has three manual air cushions under a layer of memory foam. The cushion provides all the benefit of an air cushion without the sensation of alternating changes in air pressure.
Minimum weight of user 40 kg (6 stone 4lbs)
Maximum weight of user 127 kg (20 stone)
Height Adjustable Footplate
Easily adjusted using the locking pin at the back of the footplate the seat height to footplate range is 432mm to 584mm, (17” to 23”).
The Boston comes in either an electric or manual model. The features are the same for both models except that the electric model comes with a rechargeable battery pack as standard and a handset that will operate the main movements of the chair which are:
Independent Tilt In Space (TIS)
The Independent Tilt in Space works to counteract the effect of the person’s pannus. By having control over the angle of tilt you can adjust that person’s centre of gravity’ making them feel more comfortable, supporting the pannus, and reducing the feeling that they are being dragged forward by external forces.
The TIS movement allows the seat to back angle to remain the same whilst the whole seating system is tilted backwards, which means that the angle of the hips, knees and ankles are not affected during this movement. It also reduces the weight on the Ischial Tuberosities and redistributes the weight through the back. This constant back angle prevents shear and friction during movement.
This feature can also help when moving someone in a hoist and can support better pelvic positioning by optimising the use of gravity to position the user in the optimal position.
Independent Backrest Recline
The Independent Backrest Recline allows the person to maintain flexibility over their body’s position, particularly the amount of hip flexion, enabling them to maximise comfort as well as managing health needs. This unique feature allows the angle at which the TIS operates to be changed at any time.
The backrest can be independently reclined providing a range of back angles allowing for optimal position for comfort. The angle range is 108 – 165 degrees. The range of positions that this allows, coupled with the Independent Leg Rest adjustment can include the Trendelenburg position.
Independent Leg Rest Adjustment
The leg rest on the Boston has been designed slightly longer to support good positioning of the legs. It also has a gentle profile shape to support the legs from slipping from the leg rest and reduces the risks associated with individuals crossing their legs.
The leg rest angle can be changed independently and can move 90° degrees from the standard seating position. Please note that on the manual chair the leg rest can be adjusted using the lever on the side of the chair as illustrated.
Overall Weight Limits
The Boston comes as standard with an overall weight limit of 159 kg (25 stone) and with a maximum leg rest weight limit of 57 kg (9 stone).
Seat Cushion Weight Limits
The overall weight limited will be restricted when certain pressure management seat cushions such as the Airform and Celliform cushions are selected. Details of these can be found in the Seat Cushion Section. The maximum leg rest weight limit is not affected by the seat cushion selection and will always remain at 57 kg (9 stone).
|Seat Height||635mm (25")|
|Seat Width||508mm (20")|
|Seat Depth||508mm (20")|
|Arm Height||178mm (7")|
|Overall Height||1270mm (50")|
|Overall Height||775mm (30.5")|
|Overall Depth||927mm (36.5")|
Depending on the seat cushion built into the chair the seat and arm height may vary slightly from that shown above.
Below is a summary of our Standard two-year warranty terms and conditions.
There is also the option to upgrade to a five-year comprehensive care plan.
Standard Two-Year Warranty
Two years on mechanisms, frame, upholstery and electrics.
One year on air seat cushions and also on some additional accessories such as the Accupak, 20 Cycle Back up and Relaxor heat and massage systems.
Repose will repair or replace, at our discretion and free of charge to the original purchaser, any parts covered by this warranty and that on examination, are found to be defective in material and/or workmanship. The warranty is for parts and labour only. The product or parts requiring repair/replacement must be returned to Repose by you and you will be responsible for the costs of packaging, postage and any postal insurance.
Any products returned to Repose must be disinfected and should pose no health hazard.
For full details of the warranty including return of faulty products, exclusions etc. please see downloadable 2 year warranty document below.
Upgrade to a Five-Year Warranty*
You can upgrade your standard warranty anytime within 7 days after delivery of the chair. You can upgrade to a unique five-year comprehensive care plan that includes:
It truly offers real peace of mind, covering you against:
For full details of the upgrade warranty please see the downloadable 5 year warranty document below.
* non-commercial only