BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (Aug. 3, 2016)—Numotion has announced a new partnership with SoftWheel to be the exclusive distributor of its in-wheel suspension technology for wheelchairs in the United States. The innovative technology enhances user-ride capabilities, providing extraordinary rigidity and stability for manual wheelchair users, effectively reducing the level of daily pain and discomfort that can result from wheelchair use. SoftWheel by Numotion products will be available to U.S. consumers in September of 2016 via the Numotion online store.
“We are excited to offer SoftWheel by Numotion to manual wheelchair users, providing a premier lifestyle solution for their mobility needs that can improve quality of life,” said Mike Swinford, CEO, Numotion. “The SoftWheel by Numotion in-wheel suspension technology helps manage pain for users by reducing the severity of impact forces experienced by the user as they propel through varied terrain. This ultimately reduces user fatigue and increases comfort.”
Research shows that wheelchair users are routinely exposed to levels of vibration and impact forces that exceed even ISO Standards for industrial occupations. This exposure can result in negative health impacts ranging from muscle fatigue and pain, to back and neck injury. The SoftWheel by Numotion in-wheel suspension technology allows for a significant reduction in impact forces and vibration incurred by the manual wheelchair user.
“SoftWheel has developed a wheel that is more energy-efficient and energy-absorbent than any other wheel in the world,” said Daniel Barel, CEO, SoftWheel. “We did not invent the wheel, but we did reinvent its technology, to a point where it significantly improves the riding experience, helping users to go further with less pain and increased comfort.”
SoftWheel’s integrated suspension technology has been on the market since 2014, helping provide users in more than 15 countries the freedom to go everywhere.
“SoftWheel technology is at the forefront of wheel innovation, which is especially relevant to a person who spends most of his or her day in a chair,” said Swinford. “By helping to optimize their riding experience, we are also helping improve their overall health and well-being. This partnership with SoftWheel will bring greater access to a smoother ride for the thousands of everyday manual wheelchair users in America.”