The standard platform on the model 6550 portable wheelchair scale has been upgraded to increase time-saving and patient comfort benefits, according to DETECTO, its manufacturer.

The platform has been expanded to 32 inches x 36 inches (81 cm x 91 cm), with a height of 2.2 inches (56 mm) for easy patient accessibility and comfort while weighing. In addition, the dual ramps have been expanded to 8 inches long each, and they now set on the floor to ease patient mobility on and off the scale.

Additional features on the 6550 portable wheelchair scale include 1,000 lb / 450 kg capacity, optional Wi-Fi for EMR/EHR, two-way built-in ramps for accessibility from both sides, clinical-grade accuracy to 0.2 lb / 0.1 kg, battery or AC power, and up to 99 tares (optional) to store wheelchair weights for efficient patient weighing. The Hold/Release key also holds the patient weight after leaving the scale.

[Source(s): DETECTO, PRWeb]