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Rifton medium activity chair with hi-lo base

Rifton medium activity chair with hi-lo base is designed in order to encourage special needs children for normal sitting posture. Hi-Lo chair can be easily adjusted according to child's needs.




Rifton medium activity chair with hi-lo base has revolutionized adaptive seating and it is ultimate in classroom and home. Versatile, adaptable, durable - this is the chair therapists designed. Rifton activity chair is perfect for feeding, speech therapy, active learning, and for clients with sensory processing challenges. Wide range of optional accessories available to create an adaptive chair providing customized active seating for client - whether in early intervention, school, home, rehab or day hab - from the client with autism to one with more involved physical challenges such as cerebral palsy.


Tilt-in-space - All Rifton activity chairs have tilt-in-space, which encourages sit-to-stand and resting positions. Tilt-in-space can be activated tool-free while client is in the chair. The hi/lo base tilts 15° forward and 25° back. In addition to tilt-in-space, every Rifton activity chair's backrest angle adjusts 5° forward and 20° back.

Spring option - The optional seat and backrest springs on the Rifton activity chair standard base (and the backrest spring in the hi/lo base) allow for calming through self-generated motion - ideal for clients with autism.

Caster swivel lock - When the caster swivel lock is engaged, the Activity chair can be pushed in a straight line without drifting to the side. When lock is disengaged, casters will swivel and the chair can be maneuvered into tight spaces.

Arm support options - Rifton’s armrests can be raised or lowered individually to accommodate clients who need extra trunk stabilization and can be set at angles ranging from horizontal to 60° up or down. Armrests provide lateral boundaries as well as upper extremity weight-bearing assist to aid trunk control.

Hi/lo base foot pump - The medium hi/lo base are height-adjustable via a foot pump. The foot pump allows you to lower the client in the chair until his or her feet are on the floor, or raise it to a 32" high table. The chair's height can also be easily set for lateral transfers.

Tool-free adjustments - With all adjustments easy to make - and no tools required - Rifton activity chair is an ideal choice for the busy special needs classroom or at home. The lateral supports are fully adjustable in height, width and angle - all with one knob, which, by the way, can't ever fall off and get lost.

Choice of 6 pad colors - Comfortable seat and backrest pads are essential for providing cushioned support and preventing decubiti. Rifton’s backrest and seat pads are made of polyurethane foam covered with a cleanable, healthcare-grade polyurethane-coated fabric. The seat pads can be turned front to back for longer wear. Pads are available in six color choices.

Adjust with client in the chair - Rifton activity chair can be easily adjusted while a client is in the chair. This saves time and makes adjustments much simpler to gauge. Seat depth can be safely and easily adjusted while a child is in the chair, by pulling the handle beneath the seat.


  • Seatbelt
  • Footboard
  • Arm supports
  • Push handles
  • Tilt-in-space base
  • Seat and back with pads (specify color)

Rifton activity chair checklist

Services available:
  • resna certified assistive technology supplier (ATS);
  • please call us for product customization as per your requirements
  • product trials; delivery; setup and fitting services available for clients in our local service area
  • client measurements recommended to be submitted along with your order


Additional Info

Model R850
Brand Rifton
Technical Specifications
Rifton medium activity chair with hi-lo base

Frame Width


Seat Height above Floor

12" - 23"

Seat Angle for Tilt-in-Space

15° Forward, 25° Back

Backrest Angle Adjustment

5° Forward, 20° Back

Seat Height above Footboard,

with Footboard Lift

12" - 16½"

8" - 12½"

Seat Width with Hip Guides,

without Hip Guides

8½" - 11½"


Seat Depth

11" - 16"

Armrest Height above Seat

7" - 10½"

Distance between Laterals

6½" - 12"

Backrest Height above Seat

15½" - 19"

Headrest Height above Seat

17½" - 24½"

Maximum Working Load

150 lbs.

Order Forms



  • The manufacturer warranties that if any product breaks or fails in service during the first year, it will be replaced free of charge.
  • Parts under warranty will be covered at no cost. Any labor cost for service under warranty is not covered as per our terms of sale.
  • Standard Manufacturer Terms & Conditions are applicable for Warranty of this product.
Please call us for Specific Details.


  • If you wish to return the product, please call for return instructions within 30 days of receiving it.
  • All returns are subject to a 15% restocking fee.
  • All returns must have an RGA number (Returned Goods Authorization Number) unauthorized returns will not be accepted.
  • Please hold on to your carton and packaging materials until you are certain that your order fulfills your needs.
  • The manufacturer will arrange all the details and pay for the return shipment.
  • The products must be new, unused condition, not tampered with, in original packaging and returned at the customer's expense in the original packaging.
  • If your return is not due to any manufacturing defect then the original shipping cost will be deducted from the total refund.
  • No returns accepted for Hygiene & Bath products due to health concerns.
  • Custom orders are non-refundable and non-returnable.
  • Standard Manufacturer Terms & Conditions Apply for Return Policy of this Product.

Please call us for specific details.

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