A sneak preview of our first prototypes! These Wheelwear modules have been optimised for everyday use.
Switching Wheelwear modules is just like putting on a different pair of shoes.
With our central hub and quick release mechanisms you can easily change the seat, backrest, front wheels, footplate and the rear wheel axel modules. Rachael Wallach, our Founder and CEO explains:
Stay tuned to see new modules optimised for sand, snow and rough terrain. As well as an ergonomic backrest for lounging around and fashion seats for going out.
Our wheelchair designs will be developed through hackathons and led by wheelwearers.
Our wheelchairs will give us freedom. To go wherever and do whatever whenever we want.
Our modular design will put us in charge. We will choose the fit, form and function of our wheelchairs.
Our wheelchairs will be unique. As beautiful, fashionable and individual as we are.
Customised wheelchairs are really expensive, starting at around £2000. Once a wheelchair has been customised it can’t be changed but people’s needs are constantly changing.
Most people can’t afford as many customised wheelchairs as they have pairs of shoes! They are disabled by their wheelchair not by their legs.
According to the World Health Organisation over 70 Million people need to use a wheelchair, yet 8 in every 10 people cannot access a wheelchair that meets their needs.
The solution? Wheelwear: the first modular wheelchair that you can continually customise to your changing needs and preferences.
Our aim? The NHS or insurers will fund a basic set of modules. We will give wheelwearers the opportunity to buy additional leisure or fashion modules. Wheelwear provides an affordable alternative to buying multiple wheelchairs.
Disrupt Disability evolved out of a series of hackathons with wheelwearers, designers, innovators and makers as Rachael Wallach, our Founder and CEO, explains:
In the press
In the press
April 30, 2018
We’re building a community of wheelchair users, designers, innovators and makers who want to Disrupt Disability and create wheels people want to wear.