Lightweight wheelchairs can look frumpy and outdated at times. But even if you are not fully dependent on a wheelchair, you have a right to expect a mobility device that is aesthetically pleasing. Strongback Mobility has you covered – and its efforts won the company the German Design Award 2020.
Dr. Christian Grothe, CEO of Strongback Mobility Europe GmbH, proudly explains: "Thanks to its curved lines, ergonomic shape, and modern design, our model is more designer wheelchair than classic wheelchair. Whether you are in a restaurant, the theater, or outings with your family, the STRONGBACK wheelchair impresses by delivering a myriad of benefits."
But Strongback can do more than just deliver a visually appealing design. Thanks to aluminum frames and other lightweight materials, the chairs not only bring a sense of freedom and ease, but also focus on another important aspect: the device is designed to be comfortable for the user as he/she is sitting. "Healthy, ergonomic, and comfortable sitting and pushing are the most important criteria," the CEO points out and adds, "It is often impossible to prevent 'slouching' in a conventional wheelchair. Since users lack movement and physical exercise, their muscles gradually degrade, which promotes a poor spinal posture and leads to other ailments. Just like an ergonomic office chair, an ergonomic wheelchair design can prevent this from happening and helps achieve a good upright sitting posture. This makes the STRONGBACK the first lightweight folding wheelchair that focuses on supporting the user’s spine."
Strongback achieves what users want with innovative ease: The wheelchair is not just a mobility aid but is also evolving into a fashionable and stylish accessory. And that’s a good thing according to Dr. Grothe.