News | August 23, 2005

Introducing Risedale: Independence Never Looked So Good


Dartmouth, Nova Scotia - Risedale – a new seat-lift chair that offers a stylish alternative to conventional lift chairs will be unveiled by Uplift Technologies at Medtrade in Atlanta, October 18-20, 2005. Risedale's classic open-legged, wing-back styling and brocade fabric are sure to be popular with those accustomed to more elegant décor.

Risedale's unique combination of design and function is made possible by Uplift's patented LeveLift – a flexible seat designed to move up and down on a level lifting plane. This means the user remains safely seated on a level surface through all stages of the lift – avoiding the dumping action of other catapult type lift chairs. Moreover, because only the seat lifts, Risedale looks less like a medical device, and more like an attractive piece of furniture that provides a discrete lift when needed.
"People who need lifting aids often resist buying them because such devices are a constant reminder of their impending loss of independence. By developing the Risedale seat-lift chair we have managed to short-circuit that perception," explains Michael Speraw, President and owner of Uplift Technologies Inc. "When we show the Risedale to potential users, the reaction is unanimous – ‘Oh what a beautiful chair,' they say. That tells me we succeeded in our design goal."

Compact and light-weight, Risedale is also an excellent solution for those with small living spaces, and can be placed as close to the wall as one desires without hampering function. In fact, remove the Power Lever and Risedale looks like any quality wing chair you might find in any home in America. A great solution for baby boomers who want to host visiting parents comfortably!

Something HME Providers will appreciate is Risedale's ability to fold into a 68-lb UPS parcel. This makes storage and delivery a breeze compared to regular lift chairs. Set up for the customer is quick and easy – a few screws to put in place, adjust the legs down 1.5 inches (only if necessary), plug it in and it's good to go. Uplift Technologies has also developed a unique POS display and co-op support program to help new Risedale customers get started.

Risedale's patented LeveLift technology acknowledges a new era of independent living for the mobility challenged who are demanding more choice in style. No one wants to lose their self-sufficient lifestyle, and no one wants to turn their home into a medical clinic. The engineers at Uplift created the Risedale to meet this challenge because they believe everybody deserves to rise up in style.

SOURCE: Uplift Technologies