ROWHEELS, a developer of innovative manual mobility tech, announced the introduction of the ROWHEELS Revolution 1.0 – the world’s first production wheelchair to incorporate patented “pull-wheel” technology.
Innovative wheelchair product
The brainchild of NASA engineer and wheelchair-user Salim Naser, ROWHEELS’ unique wheel design allows users to propel themselves forward using a pulling (or rowing) action rather than the traditional pushing motion.
CEO of ROWHEELS, Gaurav Mishra said that they have proven the pull-wheel concept and are now poised to disrupt a wheelchair market that is predicted to hit $5.4bn by 2022 and yet has changed little in the last 140 years. ROWHEELS Revolution gives wheelchair users a better option at an affordable price via an e-commerce platform that challenges the inefficiencies of today’s healthcare system. With their ‘Ready to roll out of the box’ model, they provide a differentiated customer experience not yet seen in the industry, including ease of ordering, premium packaging and quick delivery. He believes that they can lead the adoption of this innovative disruptive model across similar assistive devices and disability medical devices: cut the cost, pass the savings to the patients, facilitate shorter waiting times and deliver a great patient experience.