Handicare launches WheelDrive
On September 24, Handicare has launched WheelDrive. During the Rehacare in Düsseldorf the product was shown to the visitors of this international trade fair for healthcare aids. With this introduction the marketing of WheelDrive is officially started.
WheelDrive consists of two electrically powered wheels which can be attached to almost any common wheelchair on the market. The idea behind WheelDrive is increasing the mobility of people and postponing or even precluding the transition to an electric wheelchair. Through the Power Assist Technology propelling becomes less heavy which relieves the user, similar to the principle of the electric bicycle.
Unique in this design is the two-hoop propulsion system. The large hoop offers extra motor support, which makes the device less strenuous to operate. The additional small hoop offers continuous support when the user propels the hoop, automatically prompting the wheelchair to move. The user can choose which hoop he or she wants to use at any time and in every situation.
Wheel Drive is designed and developed by Indes in Enschede and will be market by Handicare.
For more information (in Dutch): WheelDrive