SmartSeat Chair

The Careflex SmartSeat Chair is a highly adjustable, modular seating system designed for individual use or is perfectly adaptable for multiple users. Seat width can be adjusted with a simple single handed adjustment system. No need to remove upholstery or use tools.

SmartSeat = The revolutionary chair!

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What is it?

The revolutionary chair, incorporating three new design patents and perfectly adapted for individuals and multiple users. It is suitable for children and adults of all ages, with a variety of needs in all care environments. Guaranteed to transform lives of every patient where ‘seating matters’!


Product Details

Tilt-in-Space (TiS)

Redistribute body weight whilst
maintaining hip and knee angle.

Seat Height and Depth Adjustments

There are three seat height settings which allows the chair to be configured to suit each user. The seat depth can also be easily adjusted to ensure the user’s pelvis stays right back in the seat. This ensures correct pelvic alignment and prevents a tilted sacral sitting posture.

Maximum Pressure Relief

The seat cushion uses CareFlex WaterCell Technology® and Vapour Permeable (VP) upholstery, which work together to provide continuous pressure relief.

Elevating Legrest

The leg rest smoothly follows the biomechanical movement of the lower legs as they pivot at the knee joint, giving uniform support to the lower
legs and knee whilst preventing drag to the skin.


Tilt-in-Space (TiS)

Allows you to change the reclining angle of the chair seat and back without adjusting the user’s hip and knee angle.

Flat Back Cushion

Providing optimal comfort and pressure relief.

Recessed Ergonomic Push Handle

For safe and easy handling – designed with carers in mind.

Maximum Pressure Relief

The seat cushion uses CareFlex WaterCell Technology® and Vapour Permeable (VP) upholstery, which work synergistically to provide continuous pressure relief.

Adjustable Seat Depth

The seat depth can be easily adjusted to ensure the user’s pelvis stays right back in the seat. This ensures correct pelvic alignment and prevents a tilted sacral sitting posture.

Fully Removable Arms

Both arms are removable allowing easy access and transfer from both sides.

Independently Elevating, Floating-Tracking Legrest

The legrest smoothly follows the biomechanical movement of the lower legs as they pivot at the knee joint, giving uniform support to the lower legs and knee whilst preventing drag to the skin.

4 Fully Braked Castors

The castors have sealed bearing hubs for enhanced durability and smoother manoeuvrability. Each castor has a full brake to stop rolling.

Integral Stowable Angle Adjustable Footplate

The first chair to offer an integral footplate that can be deployed at any point in the range of motion and stows away behind the legrest. The footplate can be extended to accommodate larger feet and its angle can be adjusted for maximum comfort, when the user’s legs are elevated.

J-Strip Covering Technology, Hook and Loop-Free Covers, Fully Removable

Neat fitting removable covers have been achieved by using J-Strip technology, meaning less risk of infection and a smarter finish to the chair.

Advanced Materials, Fully Recyclable

The chair is built from fully recyclable materials, which also perform to the highest standards in the everyday care environment.

Section Back with Dynamic Spring

The three part back cushion utilises formed wire technology commonly used in car seats. This reduces the amount of material required to generate the back support and the natural flex and spring of the wires results in a reflexive, comfortable support. The back has three separate sections for lumbar, mid back and upper back. The lumbar section is curved to support the lordosis. The middle section can be interchanged to be either flat or laterally contoured for moderate trunk support.

Easy Seat Adjustments

Tailored seat-width adjustment is built into the chair with a simple single handed adjustment system. This makes it ideal for multiple users with no need to remove upholstery or use tools. In addition, there are three seat height settings allowing the chair to be configured to suit each user. Correct seat height supports the user’s independence, enabling them to rise to standing more easily.


Pelvic Belt

A simple webbing belt ideal for use during portering.

Padded Pelvic Belt

Maintains pelvic position. Padded for user comfort.

4-Point Padded Pelvic Belt

Four straps control pelvic position for maximum stability. Padded for user comfort.

Groin Harness

A positioning aid to provide maximum pelvic control and prevent the user from sliding forward in the seat.

Chest Harness

Gives comfort and support without restricting active positioning.

Sternum Harness

Provides greater upper trunk stability but allows for user movement.

Foam Headrest

Available in shallow, medium and deep, providing basic lateral head control.

Neck Headrest

Has a deep profile to give greater lateral control.

Soft Headrest

A comfortable rectangular pillow, available in shallow and deep.

Soft Profiled Headrest

A contoured pillow to fit shoulders, neck and head providing a supportive head position.

Soft Pillow Headrest

A deep, ultra soft pillow that conforms to the shape of head and shoulders providing a higher level of comfort.

InLine Headrest

Memory Foam lining providing full cranial support with cut-away sides for unobstructed sight and hearing.

Laterally Contoured Backrest

A sculpted cushion to give moderate postural support to the trunk, maintaining midline position.

Adjustable Laterals

Easy to use, tool free with height and width adjustment.


A plastic tray with low profiled edges to aid activities and leisure.


Supports the whole knee preventing legs from pinching together.

Seat Wedge

Creates an acute hip angle to keep the pelvis in the back of the seat.

Detachable Footplate Pad

To provide greater comfort. Attaches to the footplate.

Chair Protector

Fits over the seat, arms and lower back. Prevents contamination and stops debris getting trapped in the moving parts of the chair.

Manual or Motorised

Chair functions can be operated by manual gas action control or battery controlled motors.

Back Angle Recline (BAR)

Adjusts the angle between the chair seat and back to provide a more comfortable hip position.

Technical details

Client Groups

  • Congenital conditions
    (e.g. Cerebral Palsy)
  • Neurological conditions
    (e.g. Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular, Dystrophy, Motor Neurone Disease)
  • Early stage Huntington’s Disease
  • Lower limb amputees
  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Learning difficulties
  • Frail and elderly

Size Options

  • Small: Internal Seat Width 280 – 400mm
  • Medium: Internal Seat Width 380 – 500mm
  • Small: Maximum User Weight 100kg
  • Medium: Maximum User Weight 160kg

Product Testing

When we develop a new chair, we carry out extensive user trials to ensure it works safely, easily and logically. Our chairs are also tested by an internationally recognised test house for strength, stability and durability.

The CareFlex Testing Process:

Stage 1

The testing starts as soon as the chair is taken out of the box. Our User Instructions are
assessed to see how well the chair can be set up and used safely. The chair is checked over
for pinch points and finger traps to safeguard against injury.

Then the heavy stuff starts…

Stage 2

This is a three-part process which involves checking the chair for stability, durability and
resistance to impact.

1. Stability tests check that the chair will not tip over in day-to-day use. The chair is tested
under extreme conditions, such as with the legrest fully elevated and the back fully tilted
or reclined before maximum user weight loads are applied.

The chair must remain stable throughout these tests.

2. Durability tests replicate years of constant use. They help to measure what effect fatigue can
have on the structure and operation of the chair. Because specific standards relate to use in
different environments, for example high wear areas such as nursing homes, the testing
machine applies up to 200,000 maximum user weight loading cycles to the seat and back.

3. Resistance tests focus on the structure of the chair. Each chair is tested for strength, the
ability to resist impact and extreme exerted forces to the arms, seat, legrest and back.

In addition to strength, stability and durability tests, the components and materials used in our
chairs are monitored so that they comply with the relevant standards for fire retardancy,
biocompatibility and safety requirements for electrical components used in medical devices.

Once our chairs have passed these tests, we can be confident that with the right care and
maintenance they will provide years of trouble-free service.

Environments of Use

  • Domestic and homecare
  • Nursing and residential homes
  • Hospital wards
  • Hospices and respite care
  • Paediatric units and schools

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Happy Customers

Bathing Cradle Review

Hi Andrew

We have had a really exciting day today: our pupil has tried the Shower Cradle in the pool and it is absolutely amazing!! We set it up this morning with the rolls and headrest ect and the pupil has just been in the water independently for the first time with the TA beside and not needing to hold on to support at all.

we have shown it to lots of staff and will now start assessing other pupils to see how many more would benefit from using the cradle. it is so adaptable with the adjustable mesh/tilt feature and the different loops to hoist it into the water and it will make such a difference to our less mobile pupils.

Parent of Blind 10yo Child

“Being 10yrs old, blind unable to talk or walk would be enough to moan about for most…yet our daughter didn’t moan…until we got the Durance Junior chair.!!

She loves it so much that unless we get her out of her wheelchair, after school or hospital trips and into her comfy Durance Junior she wont stop moaning…she loves it.

Great personalised service were the customers needs are put first…Many other companies would do well to learn from Andrew at ambre-stone”

Team Lead for Children’s Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy

I have just been sent the most wonderful photo of ………  in her Durance chair.  Her mum is thrilled that …….. is finally comfortable.

Many thanks.  Sorry I cannot share this photo with you but take it from me she looks fab.

Good job!

Professional Occupational Therapist

Using The Hugga system has resulted in demonstrable and measurable clinical improvements, protection or maintenance of body shape for my clients. A highly effective solution to postural care.

General Manager, Barchester Care Home

Having worked with Andrew providing care equipment support over a long period, I can share my appreciation of the genuine way he looks after his customers and clients a like. Someone who I have been happy to trust.

Critical Patient Carer, Hospital – Birmingham

The chairs are light and easy to move, meaning that they can be quickly manoeuvred to reach the patients who need them the most, and are ideally suited to the fast-paced Critical Care environment. Great service – thanks!

Manager, Assisted Living Centre

I find Ambre-Stone Healthcare very professional and competent with our patients, assessing their needs with our therapists – so correct equipment is put in place at all times.

Very reliable, knowledgeable about equipment helpful and most of all very friendly!


Matron, NHS Hospital

I would just like to say that the service we receive from Andrew Smith at Ambre-Stone is excellent. He always rises to any challenge we set him.  I know I can ring him at a moment’s notice if a piece of equipment needs attention.

Patient Carer, Barchester Care Home

The guys at AmbreStone Healthcare Equipment always give excellent advice and from there years of knowledge in the healthcare industry, they give efficient professional service.