Lynton Healthcare Chair
A chair which can easily be adapted for one or multiple users –an ideal standard supply community chair, with quality, style and functionality at the forefront of its design.
The flexibility of the Lynton Healthcare Chair lies in its complete adjustability to suit a variety of users needs without the need to stock or purchase different size seating. This rise recliner puts the healthcare team, in ultimate control, providing a full range of options to tailor the chair precisely for everyone’s comfort and care.
With a choice of Dual or Single Tilt in Space motors the Lynton Healthcare Chair is suitable for clients with changing and deteriorating neurological conditions and those who require assisted movement to reduce the problems of skin breakdown.
It comes with a range of pressure management seat cushion options or allows for you to fit your own pressure cushion. The interchangeable armrests allows for the width to be adjusted, and two adjustable seat depths. The Lynton chair offers you the option to change the seat height, whilst also extending the legrest to achieve the support when reclined.
The Lynton Healthcare Chair is suitable for any health or homecare, as with its tailored design and simple fabric style, ensure’s the chair blends into all environments.
The Lynton healthcare chair has been specifically designed to assist Equipment store providers, Local authorities, Care Home and Distributors to maximise budgets to stretch further.
The Lynton Healthcare Chair is ideal for clients who require pressure and postural management whilst wanting to be supported to stand independently, such as:
The Lynton Healthcare Chair can also be used as part of a 24-hour postural care programme and its features also ensure that a user can be repositioned to allow for optional occupational performance, thus allowing an individual to engage in activities they want to do.
The Tilt in Space (TIS) mechanisms make this chair ideal for clients with changing and deteriorating neurological conditions and those who require assisted movement to reduce the problems of skin breakdown. They allow for multi positioning of the legs to reduce oedema and fluid retention, leading to increased comfort. They can also be useful to those with low blood pressure to alter their position to reduce the impact of changes in pressure e.g. postural hypertension.
The Lynton Healthcare chair can be used with either a mobile or overhead hoist to support safe moving and handling techniques for carers.
Kate Sheehan - DipCOT MBAOT
For more information on seating posture and assessment please see our downloadable Clinical Posture Guide in the Brochure Section.
The Lynton healthcare chair comes with a range of key features to aid pressure management, postural control, and comfort. The key features listed below are standard, you can purchase additional features and these are detailed in the Optional Accessories Section.
The Lynton healthcare chair is available with either a Dual Tilt in Space (DTIS) or a Single Tilt in Space (STIS) mechanism. The Tilt in Space (TIS) movement allows the seat to back angle to remain the same whilst the whole seating system is tilted backwards which prevents shearing and friction.
The Dual Tilt in Space mechanism has more positional movement options than the STIS one as it also has independent backrest recline and independent leg rest movement. This enables a greater range of positions to aid pressure management, postural control and comfort.
There is also the option of VAL Technology on both these mechanisms, but only on the medium and large sized chairs.
For further details on these mechanisms, with video clips, visit the Mechanism Section.
Pressure Management Back Cushions
For complete flexibility there is a choice of interchangeable and adjustable pressure management back cushions which enable the chair to be adapted from a single user’s changing needs or to adapt the chair to another user. This ensures greater longevity of its usage and provide cost saving, future proofing on tight budgets.
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 the preferred comfort. Covers can also be removed for cleaning or replacement. See Back Cushion Section for details on the individual cushions.
Pressure Management Seat Cushions
The Lynton healthcare chair has a choice of four interchangeable seat cushions each with different pressure management features. 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 or replacement.
The Lynton healthcare chair also has the insert feature to allow for the users own pressure management cushion to be fitted.
See Seat Cushion Section for details on the individual cushions.
The Lynton healthcare benefits from a single, full chaise cover. This chaise reduces the risk of pressure areas developing due to pinch points and shear and friction when the chair reclines.
Designed with a memory foam insert the chaise offers deep comfort. The chaise cover and memory foam can be removed for cleaning and replacement.
Seat Depth Adjustment
The Lynton has a unique seat depth adjustment allowing you to increase or reduce the seat depth by 2” using the bracket system on the backrest frame.
Other seat depths measurements can be achieve by also using the seat depth adjuster pad, which is available 1” and 2” thick.
See Accessories for more information.
Seat Width Adjustment
The Lynton has removeable arm tops which allows you to change the seat width by reversing the arms from left to right. The simple thumb screw, when loosened, will allow the arm top to be removed for repositioning.
Seat Height Adjustment
The Lynton has the facility to increase the chairs seat height by using the height adjustment kits.
These kits provide three different heigh options Standard, Medium (+1”) and High (+2”). When the seat height increases the footrest also lowers to account for the users leg length thus ensuring optimum support for all users’
Handset Storage Loop
The Lynton has a handset storage loop placed on both side of the arm, this allows for you to change the handset to the preferred side, whether they are left or right-handed users.
The chair will also have a loop positioned to the rear of the chair, this allows for carer assist only, and stops the user using the handset should they be incapable to use the chair safely unattended.
Heavy Duty Lockable Castors
As standard the Lynton comes with four heavy duty lockable castors, these are all swivel and have brakes on all four castors.
The Lynton allows for easy service and maintenance even when you find the chair has been accidentally damaged. The easy to remove arms, arms top and wings allow for you to order replacements and to replace any damaged parts on site to avoid the chair being out of service for long period of time.
The Lynton has the unique feature which allows for the chair to be completely dismantled.
The breakdown of the chair will ensure that anyone piece is no more than 25kg enabling for a one-man delivery process.
Delivery and installation costs can be kept to a minimum.
The following features can be purchased to enhance the functionality of the chair.
Seat Depth Adjustment Pad
The Lynton has two additional seat depth adjuster pads available to purchase to give you even more flexibility to adjust the chair. These can be used to achieve further adjustments by using them to alter the seat depth with a choice of two sets of detachable adjuster pads, 25.4mm (1")or 50.8mm (2"). The below Seat depth chart shows the flexibility available.
The seat depth should be long enough to support the upper part of the legs whilst allowing the back to rest comfortably on the backrest. If the seat is too long the user is likely to slouch in the chair to get their feet
Seat Depth Measurements
|Chair size (“)
Sh x Sw x Sd
|Standard 1||Standard 2||Standard 1
Optional extra 1” seat depth adjuster pad
Optional extra 1” seat depth adjuster pad
Optional extra 2” seat depth adjuster pad
Optional extra 2” seat depth adjuster pad
|16 x 18 x 20||16 x 18 x 18||16 x 18 x 20||16 x 18 x 17||16 x 18 x 19||16 x 18 x 16||16 x 18 x 18|
|18 x 20 x 20||18 x 20 x 18||18 x 20 x 20||18 x 20 x 17||18 x 20 x 19||18 x 20 x 16||18 x 20 x 18|
|20 x 22 x 20||18 x 22 x 18||18 x 22 x 20||18 x 22 x 17||18 x 22 x 19||18 x 22 x 16||18 x 22 x 18|
Seat Height Adjustment
For a taller user the seat height and leg rest length can be adjusted. This will ensure the user’s feet can be placed flat on the floor and that they have the correct leg rest length to support the legs. The height adjusters add 254mm (1") and 508mm (2”) to the seat height.
There are five headrests to choose from, all of which come with a weighted tab allowing them to fit over the top cushions. For further details on each of these options please refer to the Headrest Section.
Spare Service Components
With service at the forefront on the design features, the Lynton allows the purchaser to ensure when any part is damaged, it can easily be replaced without the need for the chair to be returned to us. This way the chair is fully serviceable with minimum down time before it can be repaired and back into the community.
For further details on the options below please refer to Safety Options Section.
* Please note that some of these additional features will need to be fitted at the point of manufacture.
The Lynton chair is shown in ILIV Compass Silver outer with Dartex vp grey inner contact areas.
The ILIV Compass fabric has all the benefits of being waterproof and antibacterial, as well as steam cleanable.
The Lynton can be manufactured in other colours on contract.
Please note that not all fabrics on the Repose portfolio are available.
The Lynton chair has two weight limit of 127kg (20 stone) as standard on the small model. The medium and Large are available as maximum user weights of 127kg (20 stone) and 159kg (25 stone).
Seat Cushion Weight Limits
Certain pressure management seat cushion options have their own overall weight limits, including the Dynaform, details of which can be found in the Seat Cushion Section. The maximum leg rest weight limit is unaffected by the seat cushion.
bracket set 2
bracket set 2
bracket set 2
Accessories for size alteration
|To reduce the seat depth||1” Seat depth adjuster||2” seat depth adjuster|
|To increase the seat height||1” seat height adjuster kit||2” seat height adjuster kit|
Please note that:
- Depending on the seat cushion built into the chair the seat height may vary slightly from shown above. Due to the pressure care components used for each cushion, this will compress under the weight distribution of the user.
There is a choice of four interchangeable pressure management back cushions each with different features 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 allows for the fibre to be added or removed from fibre filled cushions to adjust the firmness. Covers can also be removed for cleaning.
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.
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.
Adjustable Support Lateral
An adjustable structured foam filled back providing firmer lateral support with a soft fibre filled headrest. The firm lateral support maintains midline trunk alignment giving more lateral support and mild positioning. This can be useful for those post Stroke or early to mid-stages of neurological conditions.
T back (using Waterfall back)
A T back style can be achieved by using the waterfall back cushions. The middle and bottom waterfall can easily be removed and rotated sidewards allowing the T shape to be formed. The T back can be useful for those with mild Kyphosis, Scoliosis and reduced muscle mass on their back.
There is a choice of four pressure management seat cushions each with different features.
The cushion you choose 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, they will be covered in a fabric with four way stretch properties to aid the reduction of shear and friction by Dartex.
For standard seating, our softest foam cushion with high quality Reflex foam filler for gentle comfort.
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 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 at very high risk of developing pressure sores or a history of sores where the highest priority is to prevent further pressure damage. The Dynaform cushion is a dynamic alternating air cushion, which constantly changes the air levels within its air cells to recreate the effect of normal body movements, which provides constant pressure redistribution to prevent pressure build up.
Minimum weight of user 40 kg (6 stone 4lbs)
Maximum weight of user 121 kg (19 stone)
There is a choice of 5 detachable headrests all attached with a weighted tab.
Small Head Pillow
Small Profile Headrest
Large Profile Headrest
The most important aspect to consider before purchasing the Lynton chair are the seating positions that are required to aid the conditions of the client and address any pressure and postural management needs.
The Lynton is available with either a Dual Tilt in Space (DTIS) or Single Tilt in Space (STIS) mechanism.
For demonstrations of the mechanisms described below please watch the relevant videosbelow.
Dual and Single Tilt in Space
DTIS and STIS (Common features)
The Tilt in Space movement features on both these mechanisms. It allows the seat to back angle to remain the same whilst the whole seating system is tilted backwards. This ensures that the angle of the hips, knees and ankles remain unaffected and the weight on the Ischial Tuberosities is reduced by redistributing the weight through the back. This constant angle also prevents shear and friction during movement.
This feature can also help when transferring someone in a sling as it can support better pelvic positioning by using gravity to position the user in the back of the chair in the optimal position.
Both these mechanisms have a rise position. As the chair rises the seat tilts forward slightly, transferring the weight to the knees whilst taking away the pressure from your hips thus allowing you to walk away more easily from the chair. The seat angle can be changed to provide further support by choosing the VAL Technology.
Dual Tilt In Space
Single Tilt In Space
As well as the Tilt in Space and Rise functions, described above, the Dual Tilt in Space mechanism also features an independent backrest recline and independent leg rest movement:
- The independent recline allows the user 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.
- The independent leg rest offers the user additional flexibility over positioning, allowing them to either use it in conjunction with the recline feature to create the optimal posture for their body shape.
An optional mechanism can be fitted under the chair that allows the rise angle to be set to support individuals to a standing position. Choose from three positions 10º, 20º or 30º. The higher the angle the lower the front of the chair becomes, providing more support when moving from a sitting to a standing position. A simple pin system allows you to set the angle required.
Please note that the Accupak Rechargeable Battery Systems and the Enclosure Skirt will need to be fitted at the point of manufacture.
Handset Standard Feature
This chair comes standard with the quick release handset located at the rear of the arm, this allows for the power to the handset to be disconnected to ensure the chair cannot be used.
Styleline Handset with On/Off Button
On some handsets you can choose to have an on/off emergency stop button. Please ask your supplier for the option available on your chair model.
Accupak Rechargeable Battery System
The Accupak power pack enables you to use the chair away from a power supply. The battery provides an average of up to 100 adjustment cycles and will need recharging regularly to retain the quality of usage. It can be charged by simply plugging it in. The system sits out of sight under the chair and the charging outlet is built into the side of the chair.
Please note that the Accupak is not compatible with the Reading Lamp.
Full user instructions can be found in the user manual – please read these carefully before using the chair and Accupak. A copy of the manual can be found in the Brochures Section.
20 Cycle Back Up Unit
This back up system comes as stand-alone unit that can carry out up to 20 chair adjustments. It should only be used as an emergency back-up system.
Full user instructions can be found in your user manual – please read these carefully before using the chair and the 20 cycle back up. A copy of the manual can be found in the Brochures Section.
The enclosure skirt hides the mechanism when the chair is either in the full rise or recline positions. This has been designed to stop small pets entering the mechanism whilst in the recline or rise positions.
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.