Meet the Care Continuum Chair

A new, innovative patient vehicle from TPM Research transforms the way healthcare providers transport and care for patients by delivering an optimized patient and staff experience.
Patented technology. Prototype chair depicted.

TPM’s New Category of Chair Fills a Large, Previously Unserved
Patient Care Gap in Healthcare at an Attractive Price Point

Patient Healthcare Benefits

The Care Continuum Chair is designed
for healthcare use.
By providing superior musculoskeletal support, it helps avoid clinical concerns resulting from poor posture and weight distribution. The head, neck, and spinal curve comfort engineering of the Continuum Chair delivers a multi-situational, appropriate seating position, as well as the natural Sit to Stand (STS) transfer protocol.

Optimized Patient and
Staff Experience

The Care Continuum Chair is designed to provide ideal patient seating, optimize entry/exit, simplify transport, improve patient comfort, and improve patient experience and facility perception.

Optimized Patient-Centric Seating,
Transport, and Early Mobility

The Continuum Chair is engineered to ideally interact with the human form to promote
well-being and safety, and to radically improve patient experience and satisfaction.
The Chair reflects the need for ideal neutral posture, long-duration seating, and anatomical support for skeletal, muscular, and tissue loading. The optimized seating “system” provides improved comfort while supporting the user’s spine, organs, and soft tissue.

Optimized Seating Design

The Continuum Chair delivers a multi-situational, appropriate seating position, as well as the natural sit to stand (STS) transfer protocol. It provides an ideal patient transfer from the car to the ER, from the bed to prescribed post-surgery early mobility, or from non-horizontal exchange to an MRI.

Safe Patient Handling
and Early Mobility

The Care Continuum Chair addresses momentum transfer, stabilization, exaggerated trunk flexion, and dominant vertical rise.
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Powered Assist Lift (PAL)

Built-in, Powered Assist Lift (PAL) raises the patient’s center of gravity until it’s centered over the legs, mimicking the biomechanics of standing from a seated position.

Flush to Floor Footrest

Flush to Floor Footrest during transfer enhances patient safety and may reduce the risk of slips and falls. Promotes patient dignity by eliminating the need to lift the patient’s legs onto a wheelchair footrest.

Head, Neck, and Spinal Curve Comfort

Head, neck, and spinal curve comfort/stability engineering.
neutral posture seating based on research and Grandjean curve

Neutral Posture Seating

Neutral Posture Seating based on NASA research and Grandjean curve.
neutral posture seating based on research and Grandjean curve

Weight Shift Technology

Weight Shift Technology adjusts body pressure which may minimize discomfort.
Lower center of gravity

Lower Center of Gravity

Lower Center of Gravity provides greater sense of stability, superior comfort, and improved posture.
Standing geometry mimics natural standing mechanics

Standing Geometry

Standing Geometry mimics natural standing mechanics.

Adjustable, Raised Leg Support

Weight-assisted rear-wheel maneuverability

Low Resistance Wheels / Weight-assisted Rear-wheel Maneuverability

Ergonomic handles

Ergonomic Handles

Ergonomically designed vertical and horizontal handle orientation to maximize operator comfort and efficiency.
Telescoping IV pole

Telescoping IV Pole

Nestable for storage

Nestable for Storage

Integrated baggage transport

Integrated Baggage Transport

Integrated O2 tank support

O2 Tank Support

Disinfectant holder

Disinfectant holder

Disinfectant holder

Storage bin

Wide profile, movable arms

Wide Profile, Movable Arms

  • Powered Assist Lift (PAL)

    Built-in, Powered Assist Lift (PAL) raises the patient’s center of gravity until it’s centered over the legs, mimicking the biomechanics of standing from a seated position.
  • Flush to Floor Footrest

    Flush to Floor Footrest during transfer enhances patient safety and may reduce the risk of slips and falls. Promotes patient dignity by eliminating the need to lift the patient’s legs onto a wheelchair footrest.
  • Head, Neck, and Spinal Curve Comfort

    Head, neck, and spinal curve comfort/stability engineering.
  • neutral posture seating based on research and Grandjean curve

    Neutral Posture Seating

    Neutral Posture Seating based on NASA research and Grandjean curve.
  • neutral posture seating based on research and Grandjean curve

    Weight Shift Technology

    Weight Shift Technology adjusts body pressure which may minimize discomfort.
  • Lower center of gravity

    Lower Center of Gravity

    Lower Center of Gravity provides greater sense of stability, superior comfort, and improved posture.
  • Standing geometry mimics natural standing mechanics

    Standing Geometry

    Standing Geometry mimics natural standing mechanics.
  • Adjustable, Raised Leg Support

  • Weight-assisted rear-wheel maneuverability

    Low Resistance Wheels / Weight-assisted Rear-wheel Maneuverability

  • Ergonomic handles

    Ergonomic Handles

    Ergonomically designed vertical and horizontal handle orientation to maximize operator comfort and efficiency.
  • Telescoping IV pole

    Telescoping IV Pole

  • Nestable for storage

    Nestable for Storage

  • Integrated baggage transport

    Integrated Baggage Transport

  • Integrated O2 tank support

    O2 Tank Support

  • Disinfectant holder

    Disinfectant holder

  • Disinfectant holder

    Storage bin

  • Wide profile, movable arms

    Wide Profile, Movable Arms

Care Continuum Chair™ standing motion
  • Powered assist lift (PAL)

    Powered Assist Lift (PAL)

    Built-in, Powered Assist Lift (PAL) raises the patient’s center of gravity until it’s centered over the legs, mimicking the biomechanics of standing from a seated position.
  • Flush to floor footrest

    Flush to Floor Footrest

    Flush to Floor Footrest during transfer enhances patient safety and may reduce the risk of slips and falls. Promotes patient dignity by eliminating the need to lift the patient’s legs onto a wheelchair footrest.
  • neutral posture seating based on research and Grandjean curve

    Head, Neck, and Spinal Curve Comfort

    Head, neck, and spinal curve comfort/stability engineering.
  • neutral posture seating based on research and Grandjean curve

    Neutral Posture Seating

    Neutral Posture Seating based on NASA research and Grandjean curve.
  • neutral posture seating based on research and Grandjean curve

    Weight Shift Technology

    Weight Shift Technology adjusts body pressure which may minimize discomfort.
  • Lower center of gravity

    Lower Center of Gravity

    Lower Center of Gravity provides greater sense of stability, superior comfort, and improved posture.
  • Standing geometry mimics natural standing mechanics

    Standing Geometry

    Standing Geometry mimics natural standing mechanics.
  • Adjustable, raised leg support

    Adjustable, Raised Leg Support

  • Weight-assisted rear-wheel maneuverability

    Low Resistance Wheels / Weight-assisted Rear-wheel Maneuverability

  • Ergonomic handles

    Ergonomic Handles

    Ergonomically designed vertical and horizontal handle orientation to maximize operator comfort and efficiency.
  • Telescoping IV pole

    Telescoping IV Pole

  • Nestable for storage

    Nestable for Storage

  • Integrated baggage transport

    Integrated Baggage Storage

  • Integrated O2 tank support

    O2 Tank Support

  • Disinfectant holder

    Disinfectant holder

  • Storage bin

    Storage bin

  • Wide profile, movable arms

    Wide Profile, Movable Arms


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    Patented technology. Prototype chair depicted.