For patients that may require a seat exiting alarm and wheelchair fall prevention, look no further than the patented Safe•t mate® Anti-Rollback Device with Integrated Alarm. The device works completely by spring tension. A padded lever beneath the seat is depressed when the occupant is seated. This lever is connected to a pair of stainless steel brake arms that are held just off the surface of the rear tires.
As the occupant begins to lift weight from the seat, the spring force causes the lever to rotate upward; in turn, the brake arms rotate down to engage the tires. The greater the rearward force on the chair, the greater the braking power. Heavy seat cushions are not a problem because each anti-rollback device includes an easy-to-install kit that compensates for the additional cushion weight. The chair can be collapsed for transport or storage. This device fits chairs (16"-20") wide and from full to hemi height. May also be ordered in wide (22”-24”) or narrow (14.5"-17.5") widths.
In addition to anti-rollback technology, the Safe•t mate® Anti-Rollback Device with Integrated Alarm assists in properly supervising patients by equipping wheelchairs with an alarm function capable of alerting staff members when a patient attempts to exit their wheelchair seat. The design is discreet and blends into the chair to become a dignified, non-punitive fall intervention. The detachable Alarm box has the following features:
· Soft Silicone Jacket for drop protection
· Low battery warning
· Low power drain circuitry
· Tamper resistant switch
· Accidental cord removal warning
· Automatic reset
· Adjustable Velcro mounting strap with upholstery clip
· 95 db horn
· 9 volt battery included.