Active Hands are sole distributors for the Soloc lap belts for those with reduced hand function or single handed use. We have worked with Soloc to bring you updated versions of the belt that now include padding and are even easier to operate!
The Soloc products all have an innovative buckle that connects magnetically. This unique system is easy to use for those who have reduced hand function, limb difference or the use of only one hand.
Magnets within the buckle assist with easy connection. Once connected a mechanical fixing ensures that the belt will stay closed, even under pressure.
When it comes to opening the buckle, it is easy to push against the release button or slide a finger into the pull tab and pull to release. The buckle will then release easily even with full body weight against it.
We offer three designs of belt to cater for those with a wide range of disability:
The Connect is a standard lap belt with the Soloc buckle attached. It allows users with reduced hand function to fasten and release their own belt. This reduces reliance on carers and increases independence.
The belt is adjustable. You can add padding to aid with postural positioning. Padding is available in two different lengths.
A first in lap belts – the Uno is designed for those with the use of only one hand/arm . One side of the buckle is held in place by a FlexiFix arm – positioned ready for connection. Great for Stroke survivors or those with hemiplegia.
Simply pull the stud side across to meet the buckle – the magnets make attachment easy. Then pull the belt tight using the large D-ring.
You can fit the belt for left or right handed use.
The Freedom is an innovative belt that has been designed for a unique user group. You can fastened by pushing down on the FlexiFix arms. This enables those with no hand function or even those with no hands to use it independently!
The belt stays in an open position for transfers in and out of the chair – no more sitting on your belt and being unable to release it!
Simply put by one student:
It’s just Freedom! not having to ask people for assistance anymore.
The soloc buckles were designed for a real need. National Star Collage approached the designers of the Magloc and asked them to develop a new buckle for students that were unable to use their existing buckles due to their disabilities.
Not only will Soloc improve the lives of so many people, it will reduce the need for care assistance. It’s estimated that people need to transfer on average around 16 times a day so the use of the new buckle will reduce the need for assistance and promote savings in resources for the NHS, collages and local community carers as well as family and friends.
In trials the Soloc Buckle improved confidence and mobility for those with limited dexterity and helped them to become more independent as well as improving their safety.