Living with a disability presents a huge set of challenges, so gaining more freedom and autonomy can be a life-changing experience.
UNAwheel Maxi is an interesting product from a Russian startup. It is an attack that turns an electric bike into an escooter, it can be that much needed complement of freedom.
The ingenious battery-powered unicycle add-on is quite unique, as it can be attached to a conventional wheelchair (easily and quickly) to give it some pace and maneuverability.
Put an escooter in the wheelchair
Designed to overcome the "mobility challenges" normally faced by wheelchair occupants, UNAwheel Maxi is both effective and elegant.
This small modular escooter adopts a bunch of interesting solutions: starting from the material it is made of. The adjustable steering is made by hydroforming the metal and combining it with injection molded plastic. The handle is made of rubber, while the wheelbase is high enough to complement the rear wheels (ie wheelchair wheels).
It is not a simple addition
UNAwheel Maxi isn't just a stylish accessory, it's more than just a gimmick. Its rechargeable battery gives it an interesting cue by hooking up to the wheelchair in less than 10 seconds.
In escooter mode, the wheelchair can travel 30 kilometers at a controlled speed of 20 kilometers per hour.
A lot more range, in short. And a lot of autonomy. This powerful and reliable electric hitch is compatible with basic and active wheelchairs and adds no weight or elements to hinder them.