Deco Teak Extended Length LiftAide 35" ergonomic spa bench provides a combination of comfort and elegance to your spa, shower, bathroom, patio, or living area. Extensive clinical research has shown that by simply providing arms to assist in lifting out of a chair, the added leverage can increase efficiency by almost 200%. The LiftAide arms are designed to be sturdy, and steady to provide that added support and assistance when lifting out of the shower chair. They also provide a handy surface for hanging towels on, and the bench can double as a towel rack once you are out of the shower. An included utility shelf provides additional storage and easy access for your toiletries, or other essential items. The teak stool is 35" in length by 13" width, by 18" high. Teak is naturally water, mold, and mildew resistant due to its natural density and high oil content. It has been the wood of choice for hundreds of years of luxury boat builders. This natural resistance has been supplemented by using our proprietary Deco Teak stain which is a deep penetrating stain with added mold, mildew, and fungus inhibitors. It provides the ability for this teak furniture to be used outdoors as well as indoors. This teak shower bench come standard with leveling pads to provide added stability to compensate for any sloped surfaces such as shower floors, and patio floors.
Lift Aide Shower Chair Ergononic Background:
Moving from standing to sitting, and sitting to standing, is one of the most common tasks we perform everyday, and usually taken for granted. However, as we get older, it is also a surprisingly physically challenging task, especially for mobility impaired, elderly, or arthritis sufferers. Significant clinical research has shown that traditional chairs, with a typical height of 17”-18”, place significant stress and strain on both the hips and knees. Extensive research has shown that two simple chair interventions can greatly reduce the stress placed on the body when moving from sitting to standing positions:
With the new DecoTeak™ product line our design team incorporated leading ergonomic research into elegant contemporary designs. Research has shown that the use of arms when going from a seating to a standing position can decrease the strain on muscles, and joints and provide up to 300% increased mobility. Almost all of the DecoTeak™ benches and stools are designed with built in arms to allow customers to conveniently grip the arms as they lift themselves out of the seats. This also provides added safety in a shower environment. This will provide greater comfort, mobility, and safety not only for ederly, but for all of us. The added ease and benefits of the LiftAide™ designs provide universal benefits, whether you are 82, or 23 years old.
Several of our benches and stools are being offered in the Lift Aide™ Extended Height versions. Clinical research has shown the optimal height of chairs and stools to be 23”. These extended heights will provide great benefits to the elderly and mobility and impaired, as well as the general population.
Clinical & Academic Studies & Reports:
Are You Sitting Comfortably? Arthritis Research Campaign
Sit to stand from progressively lower seat heights – alterations in angular velocity. Schenkman M, Riley PO ,Pieper C. Duke University . Medical Center
Chair design affects how older adults rise from a chair. Alexander MB, Koester DJ, Grunawalt JA. 1996
Analysis of the effect of lower limb weakness on performance of a sit-to-stand task. Klein M, Talaty M, Esquenazi A, Whyte J, Keenan MA 2001
Determinants of the sit-to-stand movement. Research report: Physical Therapy, Vol. 82, September 2002
When older adults face the chai rise challenge. A study of chair height availability and height-modified chair-rise performance in the elderly. Journal American Geriatric Soc. 1993,Jan
The influence of chair height on lower limb mechanics during rising. Journal of Orthopedic Research,1989
The effects of armrests and high seat heights on lower-limb joint load and muscular activity during sitting and rising. Ergonomics,1992 Nov; 35
Posted by Unknown on 12th May 2013
A great piece in my bathroom, thank you!
Posted by Walt from Naples on 18th Jan 2013
I know this is suppose to be used in the shower but I really like having it in the hallway to sit down on and put my shoes on. It is a great quality and it sure looks great. I do not know how they do it for the great price.
Posted by Pamela B on 8th Dec 2012
Very nice piece ( I bought two ) - and thinking about buying the corner piece. Easy to put together, pieces are marked so that you know which end is up. Beautiful color, can also be good for a commercial setting (spa etc.)
Posted by akai on 8th Dec 2012
Love this long extended teak bench. It looks beautiful in my bathroom. I was very impressed with the quality and ease of assembly.
Posted by Betsy Bender on 22nd Nov 2012
Thank you Deco Teak for providing such a wonderful product. The bench fits perfect in our tub area.It looks so pretty with candles lit and placed on the top shelf. Very well made with quality teak and very easy to assemble. We very much appreciate the exceptional customer service and expedited delivery. We will definitely order again from this company. Thank you.