These innovative products fit just about any kind of wheelchair and help to provide peace of mind for both the patient and the caregiver.
Elberton, GA (PRWEB) August 25, 2012
Rehabmart.com, an online e-commerce company that sells rehabilitation and medical supplies, has recently joined into a distribution partnership with Safe-t mate® and 210 Innovations, LLC, to offer their wheelchair safety products to a larger consumer audience. With the goal of introducing innovative solutions to enhance the safety of long-term care residents combined with input and advice from caregivers, 210 Innovations and Safe-t mate® develop and create useful products that make sense since 1997. Their products help to fill in the safety gaps sometimes associated with wheelchair design, especially for the elderly, Alzheimer's patients and residents in long-term care facilities. The Safe-t mate® line specifically addresses a disturbing trend for Alzheimer's patients confined to wheelchairs: These individuals often forget to set the brakes of their wheelchairs before attempting to stand, which can result in devastating falls.
After several initial designs, prototypes and market testing, the Safe-t mate® Anti-Rollback System for Wheelchairs rolled into production and was an instant success. The company received a flood of positive calls from rehabilitation and healthcare professionals with the recurring theme of “You wouldn't believe how long we've waited for someone to invent this,” referring to automatic wheelchair brakes. 210 Innovations currently holds three US Patents for their unique and functional designs and offer a variety of safety features for wheelchair users and their caregivers. Their Wheelchair Grip Extensions offer an additional five inches to the wheelchair hand grips, helping to reduce back injuries for caregivers or facility staff members. Adjustable Rear Anti-Tippers and Adjustable Front Anti-Tippers improve the stability of the wheelchair and help to prevent it from tipping over, while the Wheelchair Speed Restrictors aid in improving safety and preventing the wheelchair user from colliding with obstacles. Featuring a pair of resistance pads that apply friction to the rear wheels of the chair, each restrictor helps to slow the chair down and can be adjusted to give varying degrees of resistance suited to the individual user's needs. The Speed Restrictors can also be utilized in strength training.
The Safe-t mate® Alarmed Wheelchair Seatbelt is yet another wonderful safety feature for the patients who require lap belts, but are able to release themselves from them, potentially causing dangerous situations for themselves. An alarm alerts the staff and the patient when this seat belt closure is separated. “We are thrilled to introduce more consumers to these wonderful safety devices for wheelchairs developed by Safe-t mate® and 210 Innovations,” said Hulet Smith, Founder and CEO of Rehabmart. “These innovative products fit just about any kind of wheelchair and help to provide peace of mind for both the patient and the caregiver. Thank you, Safe-t mate®, for having the vision to finally invent such needed and necessary devices for wheelchair users everywhere!”
As Occupational Therapists, the founders of Rehabmart have the breadth of knowledge and experience necessary to match the needs of its customers with the very latest innovative products in the field of medical supplies and rehabilitation equipment. As parents of special needs children, they have a personal interest in finding the best products to improve the lives of those who are disabled and medically challenged. Rehabmart.com is committed to provide superior customer service, competitive pricing and exceptional product offerings.