ROWHEELS introduces the ROWHEELS Revolution 1.0, which features a unique wheel design that allows users to propel themselves forward using a pulling (or rowing) action rather than via traditional pushing.

The design, which is the brainchild of NASA engineer and wheelchair user Salim Naser, pulls the upper arm away from the shoulder, therefore lessening the upper body pain caused by compression of the shoulder joint due to pushing a traditional wheelchair.

The wheelchair is also engineered to provide improved mobility, with a gearing system that makes it easier to go up inclines and traverse surfaces, according to a media release from the Middleton, Wis-based company.

The Revolution 1.0 will be made available to users directly via the company’s online e-commerce platform, per the release.

“ROWHEELS Revolution gives wheelchair users a better option at an affordable price via an e-commerce platform that challenges the inefficiencies of today’s healthcare system,” states ROWHEELS’ new CEO, Gaurav Mishra.

“With our ‘Ready to roll out of the box’ model, we provide a differentiated customer experience not yet seen in the industry, including ease of ordering, premium packaging and quick delivery,” adds Mishra, who most recently was executive president and head of global sales at Ottobock.

The ROWHEELS Revolution 1.0 will be available in the fall. Pre-orders can be placed on the Rowheels web store.

[Source(s): ROWHEELS INC, Business Wire]