The HD Balance is a durable yet lightweight tilt-in-space wheelchair.
It is designed to be highly configurable to suit a wide range of user requirements, as well as multiple users. All configurable features have clear measurement gauges and can be easily changed by nursing and care personnel. This includes the back angle, seat tilt, seat depth, armrest height, leg elevation, and more.
This makes the HD Balance ideal for recycling purposes in a hospital or community setting.
Crash-tested and passed, with carer brakes as standard, the HD Balance has a vast range of accessories available making it suitable for most wheelchair users’ needs. As standard, it is available with self-propelling quick-release rear wheels (24″) or with 16″ transit wheels. The frame has a warranty of 5 years.
Important Features and Benefits
- Easy Handling
The short distance between the front castor & rear wheel ensures easy handling for both user and carer, and make this high-dependency chair roll like an active wheelchair.
- Easy Tilting
The seat-tilting pivot is located near the user’s centre of gravity. This provides better control of tilting, especially when tilting heavy users, as it requires less force to tilt. The tilting pivot position also offers the opportunity for expanded tilting in special cases. The seat can be tilted between 0°–20° in about 10 steps as standard, with optional variants of up to 30° of tilt. It’s also possible to allow for a negative tilt (forward), up to -5° to facilitate users who are still able to perform a standing transfer.
- Easy Back Recline
The back angle can be easily controlled by the grey bar on the left side of the push bar. The back rest can be angled from 90°-120° and a gas spring motion controller provides assistance when lifting up, and controls the speed of the recline for the user’s comfort.
- Ease of Configuration
The HD balance is the only chair of its class that allows a visual check to ensure that seat tilt, back recline, armrest height, and legrest angle are set to the positions prescribed for the occupant. The chair’s configuration is easily verifiable as per a recording card attached to the chair.
- Smart Control Placement
The tilt and recline controls are positioned on the push handle so that the carer can maintain control of the chair while adjusting the tilt and recline angles.
- Flexi Back With Velcro Straps
The HD Balance comes with a Flexi back with adjustable velcro-straps or a solid back as standard. A wide range of back options are also available.
- Leg Support With Angle Adjustment
The leg supports can be angled between 90° and 180°, without the need for smaller castors. The ‘swing-away’ leg rests can also be easily removed and there are options for leg rests with fixed angles.
- Robust and Flexible Armrest
The armrest is mounted in a single anchor point, which makes it easy to take off and put on, and there are a generous number of depth and height setting options. The armrest also features a mounting rail where various accessory brackets can be mounted, such as table mounts.
- Seat Depth
The seat depth can be easily adjusted by a lever under the seat’s left side, from 43cm to 52cm as standard, and from 48cm to 57cm with the extended seat option. It can be set to seven different settings. The seat plate can also be removed to facilitate cleaning and servicing.