Harlem Porter Chair

Designed for the daily comfort and care of Huntington’s. 

Every aspect of the Harlem Porter has been engineered to provide a comforting feeling of safety and security, from the high arm design to the wheeled footplate, to the robust construction; each element of the design is tailored to support conditions associated with severe or involuntary movement.

Available in 3 sizes, small, medium and large the Harlem Porter has a maximum user weight of 25 stone.  Standard features include:

  • Independent Back Rest recline with range of angles,
  • Seat Angle Adjustment to reduce the risk of a patient falling out due to severe involuntary movements.
  • Padded seat for additional safety and comfort with a specifically chosen cushion material that reduces friction and shear caused during excessive movement.
  • A choice of 6 interchangeable back styles facilitating different pressure management and posture solutions to meet the demands of long term and changing needs.
  • Four different seat cushion options to accommodate different comfort and pressure management solutions.
  • High arms designed to provide a feeling of safety and security
  • Sliding and padded footplate for ease of patient movement
  • Leg block support for additional comfort and support options.
  • Drings as standard for fitting of a padded seat belt
  • Four heavy duty lockable castors
  • A range of specialist health fabrics to choose from

The Repose Coolform Gel cushions use the latest Medical Grade Silicone technology, designed with the user and carer in mind.

The design of the cushion allows pressure to be evenly distributed across the gluteal muscles providing the user with the necessary pressure relief needed and significantly increased comfort.  Whatever the user’s body temperature is, the Gel equalises to it to provide a greater feeling of comfort. To ensure the user retains the correct postural support the cushion conforms to the shape of the body and there is no shear or friction when the user’s body is moving due to the use of specially designed gel cells. The unique design of the cushion ensures it meets medium or high pressure requirements while allowing air to flow easily between the air cells.  From a hygiene perspective, the new cushions are easy to clean and totally odourless and hypoallergenic.

Repose has also designed the Profile Coolform cushion which includes a pommel to assist users with weak trunk or lower limb muscles who are prone to sliding down in their chair or for users with lower limb spasticity to help maintain hips in the abducted position and in both cases, create a good seating position.

Considered users, those who require:

  • Support with conditions associated with severe or involuntary movements, such as Huntington's
  • Postural support
  • Pressure care management

Care features:

  • Adapt the chair for any size or shape of individual with interchangeable waterfall or lateral back cushions.
  • Support different postural requirements and positions with alternative and additional lower and upper back and neck cushions.
  • For ease of cleaning and replacement all seat and back cushions are removable and have removable cushion covers.
  • Control infections by choosing from our range of healthcare grade fabrics.
  • Four heavy duty lockable castors.
  • D-rings as standard to fit a padded seat belt.

Optional extras:

Optional leg block – to rest the legs in comfort while sitting. Also available are arm covers, a head cushion cover and honeycomb gel in the leg and arm rests and a lap strap with pad.

Fabric options:

All fabrics are Waterproof, Anti-MRSA, Anti-bacterial, Anti-fungal, Crib 5 and bleach cleanable and all cushions and cushion covers are removable for cleaning purposes.

 Large range of health fabrics available:

  • Boltaflex Vinyl – various designs and colours
  • Valencia Vinyl – various colours
  • Panvelle Stretch Plain – various colours
  • Panatech Inner – various colours
  • VP Inner – Blue, Black, Green, Beige and Red.

Size guide:

The Harlem Porter has a weight limit of 20 stones as standard.

 

Small

Medium

Large

Seat Height

406mm (16")

457mm (18")

508mm (20")

Seat Width

432mm (17")

483mm (19")

533mm (21")

Seat Depth

432mm-533mm (17-21")

432mm-533mm (17-21")

432mm-533mm (17-21")

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"The care home trials of the Harlem Porter clearly show that this chair offers real versatility and essential support for people with Huntington’s”.

Kate Sheehan Occupational Therapist