It looks great and works great. It lifts up to help a person stand up out of the chair. It also reclines, has massage feature with different settings. It even has heated seats. It's very comfortable and looks like a recliner. It was used by my grandparents who had trouble getting up. They no longer need it. No, they did not die in the chair. The chair is in a clean smoke free home. Come try it out. You'll love it. Comes with owners manual. Price is firm.