Frequently Asked Questions

Does it work with any wheelchair?
No. Traditional wheelchairs have a cross-brace design that prevents docking with the Martin Exam Table.  The institutional wheelchair design forces wheelchair patients to either laterally transfer or to vertically transfer out of the chair.  The Martin Chair's design was based on top-end wheelchairs which have an H-shape frame and allows the chair to back over objects.
How do you get the patient in the wheelchair?
Martin Innovations recommends meeting the patient at their transportation vehicle with the Martin Chair and making that initial transfer into the wheelchair.  From that point on, all transfers for patient exams can truly be Zero-Lift using the Martin Innovations Chair-A-Table patient transfer system.
What's the optimum exam room setup for your product?
The optimum footprint is 84in x 84in for the Martin Table with swivel in Supine position. To also optimize the patient transfer, orient the exam table to face the doorway.  Here is a graphic of the base plate:
Floor Stress Chart
Martin Table without patient: 450lbs/984 in2 = 0.45lbs/ in2
Martin Table with 400lb patient: 850lbs/984 in2 = 0.86lbs/ in2
Martin Table with 1,000lb patient: 1450/984 in2 = 1.47lbs/ in2
200 lbs man with size 11 shoe: 200lbs/88 in2 = 2.27lbs/ in2
110 lbs woman with heels: 110lbs/19in2 = 5.7lbs/ in2

Baseplate Area= 984 in2
Male shoe 3.5x5 + 4x6.5 = 43.5 in2 (Estimated)
Female Heel 3x3 + (¼)2 = 9.5 in2 (Estimated)
Does the product need to be fixed to the ground?
No. The baseplate is designed to counterbalance the table at all positions up to the maximum weight capacity at 1,000 lb.
How to clean the table between visits?
Our upholstery is premium quality and has anti-microbial and stain resistant coating to keep the table looking good. We recommend using a quaternary spray or wipe to sterilize and clean the table between patient use.
Are the eletrical controls fluid proof?
The electrical controls are rates IPX1, which meets UL 60601-1 medical equipment standard. IPX1 means the controls are subjected to a drip test and must still continue to perform appropriately.
Can it really handle 1,000 pounds?
To meet UL 60601-1, we had to dynamically lift 1,000 lb multiple times and withstain a 4,000 lb static load. We passed with flying colors, but still continues to test our product further. We ran the table for an equivalent 30 year lifecycle to justify an industry leading 5 year warranty.
How are your products tested?
Martin Innovations ensures all its products meets or exceeds regulatory test standards. We use Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories (NRTLs) to validate our products to their appropriate standard. MET Labs is our primary NRTL.  Martin Innovations tested the wheelchair to ANSI/RESNA standards at the University of Pittsburgh's Human Engineering Research Laboratory (HERL), the nation's leading wheelchair test facility.  We've also tested our wheelchair at North Carolina State University's Constructed Facilities Lab (CFL) to complete failure occuring at 3,200 lb when the castor fork bent.
What do I do in the event of a power failure?
If you do not have an emergency power backup, we highly recommend purchasing the Battery Backup accessory. Simply plug the Battery Backup into the table and you have full table functionality. The number of lifts or undocks depends on a variety of factors, but our tests have averaged about 60 full cycles per battery charge under a 400 lb load.
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