|Platform Dimensions||1155mm x 800mm x 66mm|
|Weighing Area||950mm x 740mm|
|Adaptor Specifications||12V 1A 2.5mm tip +ve|
|Battery Life||Upto 3000 weigh ins (or 55 hours of continuous use) from full charge|
|Weight of scale||28kg|
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What is the M-650?
The Marsden M-650 is a low profile wheelchair/walk-on scale with a large enough platform to accommodate almost any wheelchair. The ramps have a gentle incline to make it easier to push wheelchairs onto the scale. This wheelchair scale has a white base, ideal for patients with dementia or patients with visual-spatial problems.
What is a Class III Approved scale?
Class III Approved scales are built, tested, verified and calibrated in order to meet a specific standard. The NAWI directive states all scales ‘used in the determination of mass in the practice of medicine for the purpose of monitoring, diagnosis and medical treatment’ must be Class III Approved. To assure the user of the scale’s accuracy and reliability recognised by Class III Approved, an EU notified body will rigorously test all Approved scales.
Additionally, the M-650 is an approved medical device under the Medical Device Directive (MDD 93/42/EEC). This is one of three directives that cover all medical equipment intended to be used to diagnose, prevent, monitor or treat.
Why is a white scale ideal for weighing patients with dementia?
Marsden’s white-base digital weighing scales, like this version of the M-650, and also our M-420 Floor Scale are designed to help dementia patients feel more comfortable when being weighed. The pattern, colour or texture of an object can increase stress and the risk of falls, which means that white scales are a more comfortable and safer alternative to the traditional black surface of many weighing scales. Find out more in this blog post.
Who uses the white M-650?
This version of the M-650 is ideal for patients with dementia and visual-spatial issues to make them feel more assured when weighing. The large platform size is suitable for almost any size of wheelchair and is perfect for weighing in hospitals and care homes.
Why should I choose the M-650?
Choose the M-650 if you are weighing patients with dementia or visual-spatial problems, who are in a wheelchair. Additionally, the M-650 can be purchased with optional handrails, making this scale ideal for patients who wish to stand but are unsteady on their feet.
The base of this scale is a one-piece unit, and a handle and wheels are fitted - meaning it’s easy to transport the M-650 from one location to another. The indicator is very easy to use, providing weight readings to the nearest 100g. The scale has a capacity of 300kg.
The M-650 can also calculate a patient’s BMI. Simply type in the patient’s height using the full numeric keypad, weigh the patient, and the scale will automatically calculate BMI. Tare and Preset Tare functions can be used to deduct the weight of a wheelchair, leaving just the weight of the patient showing on the large, clear display.
Bluetooth and Wifi connectivity are available for wirelessly transmitting patient weight data to a central database. This is ideal if you intend to become a paperless establishment, or wish to improve and streamline data recording processes. Please contact us for more information about wireless scales.
Marsden is always looking for feedback or suggestions for digital weighing scales. If you have any ideas or particular needs for patients with dementia disorders, please let us know. You can speak with our team on 01709 364296.