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New Research Park Tenant to Work On New Wheelchair

The Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Research Park is getting another big addition this year—a new tenant partner by the name of JackDrive Mobility, a company that develops therapeutic wheelchairs for people with mobility issues.

For starters, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is the world’s largest, fully accredited university system specializing in aviation and aerospace. Today, the University has expanded to include a wide range of areas such as autonomous systems, high-performance vehicles, cybersecurity, medical-focused technologies, engineering, robotics, alternative and sustainable energy, software technology, space systems, and more.

Aside from its specializations, the University also developed a technology-focused Research Park that could help startup companies such as JackDrive Mobility. The Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Research Park provides an ideal setting for technology incubation and collaborative works between the campus and its technology partners.

What to expect from the new tenant JackDrive Mobility and its revolutionary wheelchair

According to the newly published press release, JackDrive Mobility is a fast-growing company that specializes in mobility solutions that help people with disabilities. The company has developed an indoor/outdoor prototype wheelchair that helps reduce potential carpal tunnel and rotator cutoff injuries, which can be obtained with the excessive use of the traditional wheelchair. Luckily, JackDrive Mobility is working on a new breed of the wheelchair to help address these problems.

JackDrive Mobility will be based on the MicaPlex in Daytona Beach, Florida. The MicaPlex (which stands for John Mica Engineering and Aerospace Innovation Complex) is a 50,000-square-foot tech hub at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Research Park that provides a unique collaborative opportunity for companies to develop and bring new products and technologies to the market.

MicaPlex provides companies with a huge amount of lease space as part of the collaborative platform for incubating new products and technologies. The tech hub already hosts a number of technology-focused companies and fast-growing startups.

In addition to JackDrive Mobility, the MicaPlex is also adding two new tenants. These include VerdeGo Aero, which develops hybrid-electric vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft, and the fast-growing startup Sensatek Propulsion Technology.

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