Footrest positioning adjustments on the Rifton Activity Chair are thoroughly explained by the chair's lead designer, Sam Durgin, in this short video. He covers both the Hi/Lo and Standard base options and how to attach and remove their footboards, as well as how to swing it out of the way or extend it for a taller user. A transcript is provided below for viewers with hearing disabilities.
[00:00:03.15] Caption: Footboard
[00:00:06.18] Sam Durgin: Now I'd like to demonstrate the footboard. The footboard comes as an option for the standard base chair. With a hi/lo base chair, the chair we're looking at, it comes as standard equipment. The footboard can be raised and lowered by depressing these two white buttons, in one inch increments.
[00:00:30.00] Sam Durgin: And I can adjust the angle of the footboard by depressing this white button here.
[00:00:40.10] Sam Durgin: And this is very nice for sit to stand, I can fold it all the way back, tilt my seat all the way forward, and do a therapy session of teaching sit to stand transfers.
[00:01:00.00] Sam Durgin: The footboard can also be completely removed if it's in the way. To do that, I'm depressing the same white buttons that we use to adjust the height. Now I'm taking it all the way off and this enables the chair to be lowered so you can get the feet of the child directly to the floor. And if you want assistance, give it some tilt-in-space to aid with that transfer.
[00:01:34.50] Sam Durgin: So now we'll see the footboard as it is mounted to the standard base chair. And the footboard we designed is a wide open surface so that it can also be used as a transfer point to the chair, or as a stepstool. I will demonstrate that. I'm standing on the footboard and I can turn around and sit down on the chair. When we rate something from Rifton, we take that weight and multiply it by a factor of four. So we have taken 400 pounds and put it on this footboard, so we know it will be strong and that you'll be happy with it. We designed the footboard feature to be mounted directly to the front edge of the seat. This allows you to configure your chair to have the seat height and the table height you're working with in that classroom or dining room, and the leg length of the child can be accommodated by adjusting the footboard, independent of adjusting the seat height to the floor.