The Difference Between Single and Dual Motor Chairs

Rise and Recline’s range of Riser Recliner chairs offer a wide range of options for customisation. As well as the size and dimensions of the chair, the chair design and upholstery, you can also choose between different mechanism types depending on which suits your requirements the best. The two main variables to the mechanism are single and dual motor. But what is the difference between the two?

Single Motor Riser Recliner Chair

In a single motor riser recliner chair, all the functions of the chair are controlled using a single motor, as the name suggests. The press of a single button on the control will recline the chair and raise the footrest in the same motion. The riser function of the chair also operates the same way but in reverse. With a single press of a button, the footrest will lower, the backrest will raise and the chair tilt forward, supporting the patient to a standing position.

Single motor rise and recline chairs generally cost less as the manufacturing process is less complicated. The tilt-in-space movement is also more desirable for patients with severely reduced mobility as the motion ensures body weight is evenly distributed throughout the rising or reclining movement.

Dual Motor Riser Recliner Chair

With a dual motor chair, the functions of the chair are controlled separately using two motors. This allows the backrest and footrest of the chair to be operated separately. This creates a great flexibility of seating position for the user and allows them to find a more comfortable seating position, even allowing them to lay almost flat.

However, because of the flexibility of seating configurations, a dual motor chair is less effective at providing reliable postural support and so is less desirable for patients with reduced mobility as certain configurations can put increased pressure on the spine or improper pelvic alignment.

At Rise and Recline Ltd, all our chairs are manufactured to each patient’s specific dimensions and are available with multiple styles and mechanism types, including single motor and dual motor.

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