The VELA Tango 500El with ALB backrest provides optimal seated comfort and the option to change position, and it makes sitting more active. The ALB backrest is a major advantage for people with mobility issues who struggle to move when seated. The setup of the backrest can contribute to the redistribution of physical strain, thereby reducing the impact of muscular fatigue and tension. The varied support and movement of the active ALB backrest ensures that the back does not grow as tired and eliminates the tendency to sit with hunched shoulders. Furthermore, the ALB backrest can help prevent and relieve back pains, thanks to its dynamic movements.

The VELA Tango EL Sit-stand makes it possible for the citizen to shift between working positions at home and in the workplace. The raised pommel on the seat enables the citizen to get close to the activity whether seated (low height) or standing (tall height).

Purpose

The central brake of the chair provides security and frees up the user’s hands for carrying out other activities. At the same time, the chair has wheels, making it possible to use the legs to walk or push the chair around the premises while carrying out various activities at work or at home. The electrical raising/lowering mechanism makes it possible to reach both high and low when seated.

VELA Tango 500El: To receive a supportive and varied seated position as well as assistance when getting up.
VELA Tango EL Sit-stand: To receive a good and varied work position as well as assistance when getting up, whether at home or in the workplace, at a range of heights.

Target group

People with reduced mobility

Impact for citizen

Supports the citizen during daily activities and reduces the impact of muscle fatigue and tension in the seated position as well as the strain of standing activities at home and in the workplace.

Impact for staff

The smooth wheels make it easier for the citizen to position and move themselves when sitting in the chair. The brake provides increased safety, e.g. when moving.

Economic impact

The citizen’s independence increases and the members of staff receive a better work environment. It becomes possible for the citizen to maintain or extend the time spent in the workplace.

Cost of product

DKK 16,000 +

Life expectancy of product

8+ years depending on the frequency and duration of use.

Other costs of acquisition and set-up

None.

Expected annual costs

The frequency of battery changes depends on the frequency of use of the electrical function and could occur after 2-5 years of purchase.

Special requirements

None.

Is the product for personal use or can it be used by (how) many people?

The product is suitable for personal as well as communal use, as it can be tailored to each user’s specific needs.

Is the product intended for training purposes?

The chair can also be used for seated exercise for any length of time required. It can also serve as a support for standing exercise when the brake has been activated. It is suitable for use with a stationary bike, although for this purpose, an anti-tip bracket is recommended.

How much time is needed for the user or staff to get to know how to use the product

10-30 minutes depending on the different settings and options for use.

Has the product been presented before at other exhibitions or venues?

The backrest of the Tango 500El is new and unparalleled by any product on the market. Work chairs and standing support chairs have existed on the Danish market since the early 1970s.

Experiences from practice (examples)

Tango 500El: Provides citizen with optimal, varied back support with a range of settings – chairs are in use in Danish municipalities.
VELA Tango EL Sit-stand: Increases citizen independence at home and in the workplace. Chairs are in use in Danish municipalities.

Case stories

More about the electrical functions of the chairs.
More about the VELA Tango 500 with ALB backrest.