R82 Heron

The Heron is a state of the art toilet and bathing chair.

The simple design and clean appearance features multiple functionalities that improve both the user and caregiver experience. It sets new standards for users with special needs for positioning. The seat is ergonomically correct, meaning it can be tilted and the back reclined without any disadvantage for the user. Clever design means that during recline, the anatomical pivot point at the axis of the hips is maintained. This provides the user more comfort when seated.

The Heron can be used freestanding with a pan, directly over the toilet or as a bathing chair in the shower. The smooth height, tilt and recline functions ensure optimum working conditions for the carer. To maintain safety, the Heron is equipped with four lockable casters.

Washable at 85°C in a washing machine designed for medical devices. Remember to remove all accessories, unplug all cables and make sure to dismount the control box, battery and remote control before machine washing.


Yes - to make it easy

Hydraulic or power version

The Heron is available as a hydraulic or power version. Both contain the same features of tilt-in-space and back recline, but for extra ease and comfort for the carer, we recommend using the power version.
Perfect working conditions

Perfect working conditions

One of the great features of the Heron is the hydraulic or powered height adjustment which allow you to adjust the chair into the correct position and reduce the time spent in a twisted or awkward position.
Optimum positioning

Optimum positioning

The Heron is suitable for teenagers. Change the back height and add a couple of simple accessories to change seat width and seat depth – it is easy to make the Heron fit perfectly!
Comfortable seating

Comfortable seating

Pressure mapping has been used in the design of Heron to minimise pressure and improve comfort for users even when the seat is used for extended periods of time.


Etac item number 31880505-01EL 31880505-01
R82 item number 880505-01EL 880505-01
Backrest angle (°) 0-30 0-30
Backrest height (mm) 555-625 555-625
Effective seat depth (mm) 450 450
Effective seat width (mm) 550 550
Length (mm) 710 710
Lower leg length (mm) 400-560 400-560
Mass device (kg) 31 28
Maximum rated load (kg) 163 130
Maximum user mass (kg) 130 100
Minimum turning diameter (mm) 570 570
Overall height (mm) 1080-1350 1080-1350
Overall width (mm) 670 670
Seat plane angle (°) (-5)-25 (-5)-25
Seat surface height at front edge (mm) 510-780 560-780
Static stability downhill (°) 10 10
Static stability sideways (°) 5 5
Static stability uphill (°) 10 10


The Heron can be used over a toilet, freestanding with a pan, as a bathing chair in the shower and reclined over the bath tub for e.g. during hair wash.

Over the toilet

Reclined over the bath tub

In the shower

Use the easily accessible handle to recline the back.

Handle for back recline adjustment

Use the easily accessible handle or hand-set to perform the seat angle adjustment.

Handle for seat angle adjustment for hydraulic version

Remote for seat angle adjustment for power version

Use the foot pedal or remote to height adjust the chair.

Foot pedal for height adjustment for hydraulic version

Remote for height adjustment for power version