Standing transfers: Anterior tilt with a forward back angle and the footplates resting on the ground can be programmed for a safe starting position for standing transfers.
Sliding transfers: Height and angle of the seat can be programmed to match the height of the surface the client is transferring to during a sliding transfer.
The benefits of being able to individualize a person's position when transferring cannot only increase function, but theirs and their caregiver's safety. The position can be set up to maximize stability of the pelvis and/or trunk which will enable a safer and more functional transfer.
Anterior tilt and elevate can help reduce the load and force to the upper limbs and shoulders enabling better sliding transfers. The chair can be positioned so that gravity is assisting in the transfer - making it easier and safer.
Individualized and functional setup of transfers could also decrease the need for care givers as safety and independence increases.