Platinum Stairlifts’ rails are designed and built to perfectly fit your staircase, so it makes sense that a Platinum seat should be designed around the person sitting in it – you.
The ERGO seat is available on both Curve and Horizon stairlifts and features a Digital Display, ergonomic joystick and multiple positions for the seat pad, back and arms. Together with the Plus pad and space options, the ERGO is the ultimate stairlift seat.Further Details
The ERGO seat is a revolution in stairlift design, offering unparalleled support, comfort and adjustability for users up to 160kg (25 stone) on Curve stairlifts and 140kg (22 stone) on the Horizon Plus straight stairlift.
Available on all Platinum Curve models, as well as the Horizon Plus, the ERGO is designed to give you the most comfortable ride possible, no matter your size or shape.
The ERGO seat pad and back are padded for extra comfort and are available in a variety of colours to complement the décor in your home. Check with your Platinum representative to see which colours are available.
The right-hand arm of the ERGO chair contains the directional wheel or joystick. Easily operated with just a single finger, the joystick controls the direction of travel and is also used to operate the swivel mechanism on models with powered swivel.
The left-hand arm of the ERGO contains a Digital Diagnostic Display. This lets you know that the lift is turned on, if it needs charging and which direction it is travelling in. In the unlikely event that your lift malfunctions, the display will also show a fault code, allowing your engineer to easily diagnose and fix the problem.
Safety is paramount and all ERGO seats are equipped with a retractable reel seatbelt, such as you would find on your car. They also feature pressure-sensitive safety edges on the carriage and footplate, which will bring the stairlift to a safe stop should it detect any obstructions on the stairs. This might be clothing, a cat or even grandchildren!
When the Platinum assessor measures your staircase to fit the rail, he will also work out the best ERGO seat option for you.
If you have shorter than average legs, your feet might not be able to rest comfortably on the footplate of the lift. If this is the case, you may benefit from an ERGO Plus pad, which features a specially shaped design to allow your legs and feet to reach the footplate. It also means that your knees are brought closer to your body, which can gain an extra 25mm of space – ideal for narrow staircases!
If your staircase is particularly narrow, then the ERGO Space can be used. This features a curved backrest, allowing you to sit further back into the seat. As the name suggests, this can gain even more space – 60mm or 85mm when combined with an ERGO Plus pad.
When your Platinum Stairlift is installed, the engineer will take time to adjust the ERGO chair to your body shape. This will involve:
Height of the arms
Width of the arms
Forward/back position of the seat pad
Forward/back position of the seat backCombined with previously selected options, such as the ERGO Plus or ERGO Space, your chair will be the perfect fit and ensure your journey up and down your stairs is as safe and comfortable as can be.
“I’ve always been a bit on the large size, so was worried I wouldn’t fit on a stairlift but the ERGO seat was adjusted for the perfect fit.”
– MR FOX, TUNBRIDGE WELLS