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Mattress inclinators (or variators) are electrically or battery powered, sit up devices. They are placed under the head-end of a mattress to raise the mattress to form a backrest.
Mattress inclinators can help you sit up and lie down independently. They can also remain raised to form a backrest to support you in a sitting position. They are available for single or double beds. Most are controlled with a handset with either two separate switches or a rocker switch, however alternative controls, e.g. a joystick are sometimes available.