Mr. Mocellin, the anticipated Revolve Air – a foldable wheelchair is in its last stage of production. To what extent will it change the travel experience for people using wheelchairs?
Andrea Mocellin: The active wheelchair is an essential part of many people’s lives. Revolve air approaches the wheelchair in a new revolutionary way that makes it the world’s first active wheelchair that fits the standards of a universal cabin luggage size restriction. Saving 60 per cent of its space when both wheels and frame are folded.
The freedom to move and travel is something many of us take for granted. For those who use a wheelchair, the challenges faced on a daily basis are real and beyond what many might think. For example, the size of the chair and wheels can make getting on trains, buses, and airplanes an extreme challenge, requiring help from others for help a constant. This new product is addressing these concerns in a way that makes the wheelchair much more functional, while still being safe and sturdy.
Revolve Air aims to give a total new independence to all active wheelchair users, who commute and travel every day. This means no more need to check in the wheelchair at the airport hours before the flight, with the risk of damage to the valuable and necessary chair. No more long waiting at the luggage delivery. No need to store the wheelchair in a large car trunk giving Revolve Air owners the freedom to drive small cars or take any cabs available. Plus less need of assistance along the journey for more independence and time to invest for what really matters: the freedom to travel light and efficiently. This is a real breakthrough that can have a liberating effect on those who need to use wheelchairs, in all the best ways.
Opening or folding the wheelchair is a simple action, requiring nothing complicated and no feats of strength. Both 24 inches wheels can collapse along the same hub together with the seat and the backrest, guaranteeing a unique compactness and transportability. Its special foldable wheels even give the new wheelchair an attractive appearance when full sized and when being stored.