Many people are confused about the term "2 position" lift chair. Although it implies only two positions, this lift chair can also recline to any position in between the regular seated position and the 45 degree reclining position. You are never locked into only 2 positions. The chairs operate by a motor and are controlled by using the hand controller supplied with the lift chair to assist the user to a standing position. These are fully automatic lift chair recliners. Click here to see the Pride Lift Chair Position Guide.