Designed for the many needs of healthcare – Empath by Steelcase Health
Empath™, our latest recliner, is a crucial step forward in the patient care process ― one developed entirely from real-world insights. Our team spent more than 2,000 hours observing the relationship between caregivers and patients. We saw how current environments can be enhanced to reduce risks to both patients and caregivers, while increasing physical and emotional connectedness. Empath is designed to reduce the stress and potential for injury all users.
We recognized pain points that affect caregivers and patients.
After our research, we analyzed and synthesized the data and discovered a need to reduce stress and potential injury. Designed with these discoveries, we developed a recliner as an important tool for caregivers and a step toward wellness for patients.
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Central lock (dual-sided)
Easy-to-activate pedals are located where caregivers need them – tucked in toward the front – and can be easily activated from either side of the chair.
Back recline paddles (dual-sided)
Long ergonomic shape is easy for patients to reach whether upright or reclined.
Soft molded arms
Provide a natural grip and offer patients comfort and stability when getting in and out of the chair.
Provide barrier-free patient transfers and are available on either or both sides.
Footrest control lever
Opens and closes the footrest separately from reclining motion for maximum control and comfort.
IV pole and holder
Height adjustable, the 3/4″ stainless steel pole fits into the holder located at the back of the arm panel, saving valuable floor space. The holder also accommodates 1/2″ IV poles for added flexibility.
A recliner that shows empathy
The thoughtful design of Empath considers both the patient and caregiver, and helps to provide a safer, easier transfer process.
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