OMNI: an innovative kit to electrify a wheelchair with a simple electric scooter

OMNI: an innovative device to electrify a wheelchair with a simple electric scooter Scooter

When you are a person with reduced mobility, installed in a wheelchair, there are lots of activities that are impossible or complicated for us. And a motorized or electric wheelchair is really not for everyone. However, accompanying a friend on a jog, walking alone in the city or simply going about his business independently is essential for a disabled person.

Thanks to OMNI, a fun, simple and accessible process, the lives of people with reduced mobility could be turned upside down… Currently in a crowdfunding campaign on KissKissBank, OMNI will revolutionize the wheelchair!

Omni what is it?

To use OMNI, you need: the OMNI device and an electric scooter! Omni’s goal is to improve the lives of people with disabilities through affordable solutions. The Omni motorisation replaces an electrically assisted motorisation in a few minutes. It is a universal, inclusive solution and five times cheaper than other existing solutions.

After two years of testing and testing, Omni provides flawless safety for people in wheelchairs. Supported by the Foundation for Inclusion of SAFRAN, the Île-de-France region and the APF France Handicap, Omni will revolutionize the world of disability.

OMNI: an innovative device to electrify a wheelchair with a simple electric scooter The globe-trotting kit. Photo credit: Omni

How it works ?

The device is called the “Globe-Trotter”. It is clipped between the wheelchair and the electric scooter. The scooter thus passes under the chair leaving access to the handlebars in a seated position. Once the device is installed, the connection is done in a few seconds. The device can remain in the wheelchair even when the scooter is not in use.

Three parts for the globetrotter:

A fixing system that fits on the scooter
Fasteners to fix on each side of the chair
A removable “U” that can be adapted to all armchairs which joins the two parts.

OMNI: an innovative device to electrify a wheelchair with a simple electric scooter The globe-trotting kit. Photo credit: Omni

How much does it cost ?

Currently in a crowdfunding campaign, the Globe-Trotter will be available in June 2021. Omni offers to pay a deposit of 105 € then 435 € (payment in three installments possible) on delivery. The Globe-Trotter therefore costs € 540 until the end of the campaign (January 1, 2021) then € 690. This leaves you plenty of time to invest in an electric scooter and welcome the globetrotter for long summer rides!

Source: www.neozone.org

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