Nonprofit Israeli company SoftWheel to provide Acrobat wheels that can go over uneven terrain and get down a curb or stairs, while the shock is absorbed by the wheel itself.
By: Abigail Klein Leichman, www.israel21c.org
Wheelchair-bound US army veterans will be among the first users of the revolutionary Acrobat Wheel created by Israeli company SoftWheel to increase their mobility significantly.
SoftWheel literally reinvented the wheel by incorporating a patented selective suspension mechanism that kicks in when impacted above a certain threshold.
Riders can go over a rocky or uneven terrain, get down a curb or down stairs, while the shock is absorbed by the wheel rather than by the chair or the user’s body.
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