Isik Innovation, the creator of the likeWALK® Hands-Free mechanical wheelchair, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the production and distribution of this innovative product. This “rocking-wheelchair” is an active wheelchair driven by the body weight of the user. Utilizing the back muscles, this patented technology allows users to operate a wheelchair hands-free . The seat plate or cup is connected to a rollable rocker mechanism, allowing the user to move the chair using only a slight left-right tilt in the upper body.
According to the creator, “The new mechanical drive technology that does not require hands or arms. With their liberated hands, wheelchair users are able to perform more tasks than before and even to do them at the same time. In other words, what had previously been a challenge can now become an everyday activity whether at work, in the household or at leisure.”
Along with the new opportunities for movement, the device may also have therapeutic advantages. In contrast to other wheelchair variants, muscle areas in the back are also used, helping to strengthen circulation and reduce the risk of atropy or arthritis in these muscles. This device is designed to help those who are limited in their mobility due to amputation; diseases such as multiple sclerosis, muscle and tumor disease, polyarthritis, diabetes, circulatory disorders, or peripheral vascular disease or PVD; and those who have suffered from accidents.
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