Kuschall wants to change the rules of the wheelchair industry by adding a whole new kind of wheelchair in the market. The Switzerland-based company has just revealed to the world its new and unique Superstar wheelchair.
The Swiss firm has made a major breakthrough in the wheelchair market when it revealed the world’s first lightweight wheelchair product that is not made from the common carbon materials. The company wants to improve the performance of contemporary wheelchairs with a new material that is 30 percent lighter and 20 percent stronger than the widely used carbon wheelchairs.
Kuschall’s newly revealed wheelchair is made up of graphene, an ultra-lightweight, highly flexible and extremely strong material. The new wheelchair aims to offer the most innovative wheelchair product in the market today, utilizing space-age materials, cutting-edge development technology, and a new approach to biomechanics.
How the new Superstar wheelchair will address the mobility issues
The new Superstar wheelchair is being designed to improve the wheelchair propelling performance and reduce the chances of upper body injuries on wheelchair users. Industrial engineer and Kuschall’s project leader Andre Fangueiro has teamed with Formula 1 manufacturers to ensure the driving performance of the Kuschall Superstar wheelchair. To reduce the chances of injuries the wheels have been designed in close proximity to the wheelchair users, providing more space and increasing propelling efficiency.
This new wheelchair features an X-shape geometry design with an innovative road dampening properties, which increases driving performance. The unique responsive geometry design also provides an increased agility and enhanced direct drive. There’s also a tailor-made seat with an integrated seat cushion. Additionally, the new wheelchair also features a bespoke backrest with a tool-less adjustment for adding extra comfort.
Currently, the Swiss firm is working on their pilot program for co-development with a selected group of users. The company is preparing the Superstar wheelchair for its official product launch. It will be made available to consumers by 2020. For more details please visit Kuschall's official website.
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