In the past, whenever a recline module was ordered on an AT, we mounted the tilt triggers below the push handles and the recline triggers below the rigidizer tube. The picture above shows an alternate configuration. The tilt and recline triggers are mounted in pairs under the push handles, with the tilt on the right, and recline on the left.
Advantages of pairing the triggers include::
- Adjusting the recline angle from the rigidizer tube forces the attendant to lift primarily with their forearms, an awkward process. Adjusting the recline angle from the push handles provides better ergonomics.
- While the chair is both tilted and reclined, it is easier for the attendant to use the triggers under the push handles, rather than being forced to reach under the back to grasp the rigidizer tube.
- More leverage is created when the attendant lifts from a higher point on the back of the chair.
- When a solid back is being used, the triggers under the push handles are easier to grab than when located on the rigidizer tube.
The double trigger set-up is a more elegant solution that is more intuitive and easier to operate. We have a good supply of the double trigger housings but are waiting for cables sized exactly for different back heights. These are due to arrive in July. In the interim, we will supply the old configuration unless specifically requested to supply the new one. In these cases, the cables will not necessarily be optimally sized but this will not impair the function.