In July 2020, our specialist ergonomic assessor, Aaron Fox, carried out an assessment for Deborah, a student who had sought DSA funding for suitable equipment to support her studies in relation to her diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis and other medical conditions.
The assessment was conducted to review the suitability of seating, a workstation and other ergonomic equipment to provide increased comfort, postural support and independence surrounding her studies.
During the assessment, it was clear that a “regular” ergonomic chair would not be ideal for Deborah’s requirements as she often found it difficult to stand up from a low sitting position. Deborah also found that chairs with castors and wheels (which move too easily) are problematic as she can be unstable on her feet when transferring. The VELA Tango chair was recommended as it is equipped with electric seat height adjustment to allow transferring at a higher position, as well as a manual handbraking system to provide the stability that was required.
The VELA Tango chair is also equipped with all the ergonomic adjustments you would expect on a good ergonomic chair with the options to provide increased safety, mobility and independence when required. Multiple Sclerosis can be a progressive condition which can cause varied symptoms at different times, therefore, having the option for adaptations makes the VELA Tango ideal in this situation.