UPnRIDE - Far more than a wheelchair
UPnRIDE is far more than a wheelchair: It is an innovative wheeled robotic device, which enables wheelchair users to become mobile while in a standing position. Used in practically any urban environment, both indoors and outdoors, UPnRIDE improves health, enhances self-esteem, replaces costly training devices such as standing frames at home, and reduces the need for medical treatments and physical therapy.
The UPnRIDE core technology is based on a granted patent and a pending patent. The novelty is three-fold:
Maintaining the same center of gravity in both sitting and standing positions to prevent tipping over and falls when standing.
The user stands on a stabilized platform which serves as an ‘active stabilizer' that automatically adjusts the angle of the user’s body to be vertical to earth, on uneven and sloped surfaces.
The technology detects upcoming hazardous situations and activates safety measures.