ID#: 9146
This was one in a series of ten images, (PHIL 9144-9153), depicting one of LifeSpan® Furnishing's line of chairs, which was designed to make sitting down and rising, safer and easier, and sitting more comfortable and supportive. Here, an elderly woman was in the process of sitting down, and was using a walker to stabilize this activity. These chairs combined aesthetics and function, benefiting those who would care for others, by reducing physical exertion and stress needed when assisting others. The user could take advantage of the extended arms for stability when lowering to, or rising from a seated position. Close attention was paid to many small details, including the non-skid rubber feet, and the elimination of pinch points and sharp edges.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Richard Duncan, MRP, Sr. Proj. Mngr, North Carolina State University, The Center for Universal Design (CUD)
Creation Date: 1998
Photo Credit: Brian Donnelly, LifeSpan Furnishings, LLC., Principal Designer: Compex International Co., Ltd., Engineering Staff
Links: North Carolina State University - The Center for Universal Design
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