If you’re finding it difficult to transfer into a high MPV or 4x4 type vehicle then a Turny or Discovery swivel seat can help.
The operation is simple, the seat is rotated through the door opening out over the sill and down to a level allowing an easy transfer before taking you back into the vehicle.
They are available in both semi electric and fully electric versions. The semi electric version is operated by pushing a lever which allows the seat to freely rotate in and out of the vehicle, the lowering and raising is done at the push of a button on a remote control. The fully electric version takes care of the whole process at the push of a button on a remote control making it especially easy if you have restricted movement or strength. The latest generation of electric lowering swivel seats are available with a fully programmable movement allowing us to fully utilise the space available within the vehicles door opening to optimise leg room as much as possible.
The seats come with adjustable backrest rake, optional supports can also be added. Armrests can be added which prove very useful for extra support both whilst transferring and travelling, these can also be lifted out of the way when not in use.
The success of a swivel seat depends greatly on the door opening size, a vehicle with a wide and high door opening is recommended to give greater leg and head room when transferring in and out of the vehicle. They can be fitted to the front passenger sides of most large MPV type vehicles and in some cases on the driver side. They can also be fitted into mid row positions of some of the larger MPVs. The swivel seat uses the vehicles original mounting points with no modification so it can be removed and the original seat refitted with no damage to the vehicle.
A swivel seat can be combined with a wheelchair transfer system to eliminate the need to transfer from wheelchair to vehicle seat.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us for advice on swivel seats or any disabled adaptations and our service covering the Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire area. Also please contact us for any information regarding adaptations for vehicles on the Motability Scheme.