This new-to-market Soloc Buckle has been designed specifically for those with reduced hand function. It enables the user greater independence as they can fasten their buckle without the need of carer assistance.
How does it work?
Magnets inside the buckle and stud help the buckle to close, activating a physical connection.
You can release the buckle by pushing against the small lip or by pulling on the tab. This means users with limited hand function can release the buckle independently.
The Soloc buckle gives the user independence. It could be the difference between being able to go to the bathroom alone, or requiring assistance. The magnet-assisted connection allows the buckle to be fastened with ease. No need to wait without a belt on until someone can assist!
How do I Attach the Soloc Buckle to My Belt?
The stud side of the Soloc Buckle is the adjustable side – this side has two slots for threading webbing through. The slots are designed for 50mm wide webbing. Some way of preventing the belt from pulling through the webbing is required, such as a D-ring or stopper.
The buckle side of the Soloc Buckle is not adjustable. It has a single slot for webbing to be passed through. The webbing will need to be sewn around this side.
We offer a range of Soloc belts featuring the Soloc buckle.
Connect – the simplest Soloc belt. This is a webbing belt with the Soloc buckle attached for independent fastening and release. This belt has a choice of padding lengths.
Uno – a Soloc belt for one-handed users. The FlexiFix side of the belt is held open for easy access, this means the Uno lap belt can be fastened independently by those who are hemiplegic or have a limb difference. This belt has a choice of padding lengths.
Freedom – Soloc’s answer to no hand function. The arms of the Freedom belt are both held open, allowing the user to transfer in and out of the chair without sitting on their belt. Fasten the belt by simply pushing down on both arms, until the buckle connects.
Buckles should always be fitted by professionals and checked by a wheelchair fitting expert. We do not hold any responsibility for your webbing, fixings or attachment method for the buckle. If you are manufacturer using this buckle it is your responsibility to ensure it meets any testing requirements for the webbing/belt you are using.