Alliance Scale Inc. (Canton, Mass.) has introduced fully portable wheelchair scale that can be easily transported by staff to an area close to patients, where they can be conveniently weighed.
The Alliance-Rice Lake Wheelchair Scale features a 700 lb. by 0.2 lb. capacity and provides a 29.5-inch by 32-inch platform, with a built-in ramp, and a 1-inch LCD display to ease reading. esigned to fold up and roll on two rear wheels, this portable scale lets users manually enter the wheelchair’s weight, and includes a BMI (body mass index) function, reweigh- and hold functions.
Results are provided in lb. only, kg only and lb/kg. An RS-232 port is standard and a USB-to-serial converter is optional. The scale is OIML, Class III (EU), and CE approved.
In terms of power management, the scale includes an internal 9 VDC rechargeable battery and an AC adapter, and has an automatic power saving shut-off that is programmable up to 20 minutes.
The Alliance-Rice Lake Wheelchair Scale is priced at $1,440.00 (list). Literature is available upon request from 800-343-6802.