This hand control has been developed from feedback received from our dealer network, Therapists and end users. We are referring to this redesign as AutoDrive 3.0 because of the technological advancements it has over our current version of AutoDrive.
Not only is the appearance of the hand control different from earlier versions, but the chair’s functionality has dramatically improved for a more comfortable, user-friendly experience.
The new technology inside the hand control, along with a faster motor to move the backrest, have increased the speed of the backrest raising from the Zero Gravity position to a fully lifted position by 31%.
“We are not increasing the speed of the lift function as the chair raises off the floor. Increasing the chair’s lifting speed could be dangerous to some end users who may not be able to stand that quickly without losing their balance and falling,” says Rich Golden CEO Golden USA. “What we have done is increase the speed of the backrest raising up to 90 degrees from whatever position the user was reclined in.”
The top two buttons, LIFT and RECLINE, are the Total Control buttons for the chair and will operate the chair the way a traditional two-button hand control operates a three-position lift chair.
The hand control’s middle buttons – ZG, TV, SIT, SLEEP and P – provide Position Control for the user. The small P button is the programming button that allows the user to program any of those four buttons to move the chair to the user’s most comfortable position.
The bottom buttons surrounding the chair graphic are for Custom Control, allowing the user to customize the backrest and footrest to the exact position they find most comfortable.
The new AutoDrive hand control will begin appearing on Golden lift chairs in May.