Mobility Healthcare is always looking for the latest innovation in wheelchairs to bring to the Dallas Fort Worth market. There has been a lot of buzz over the last couple of years about the all new WHILL power wheelchair coming to the U.S. and it is now available. This innovative and futuristic wheelchair has many wheelchair consumers excited and we are very excited to now be a local dealer of this all new mobility device.
The CEO and founder of WHILL, Sagoshi Sugi, was inspired and motivated to develop a cutting-edge wheelchair for one of his neighbors. Although he required the use of a wheelchair, he didn’t like being viewed as crippled or weak in public. Therefore, he wanted to design a wheelchair that would allow the user to feel cool and confident, while benefitting from the advances in technology in order to improve their overall experience.
More than Just a Power Wheelchair
Between WHILL’s advanced technology and savvy design, it’s taking the concept of personal mobility to a whole new level overall. With its ground-breaking technology and minimalistic beauty, Whill is providing mobility with uncomplicated style and versatility. In a WHILL, people see the actual user of the power wheelchair rather than the wheelchair itself. The overall design is very sleek and modern-looking.
A Life Without Boundaries
WHILL’s power wheelchair has the ability to move effortlessly virtually anywhere you desire to go. It’s a unique combination of both high-tech performance and incomparable beauty. It was designed and engineered to easily incorporate the different aspects of your lifestyle, whether you’re working, playing, or resting, which essentially makes it one of the most elegant yet powerful electric wheelchairs found anywhere. WHILL was actually designed by former Nissan and Toyota automobile industry engineers and experts. Also, it’s the first ever mobility device to include All Direction 4WD, which is a core technology that facilitates full terrain coverage and advanced motion.
Benefits of Using a WHILL Mobility Device
Some of WHILL’s most unique features that set it apart from other electric wheelchairs in the industry include the following:
- Larger, unique front wheels that maintain the ability to easily maneuver over steep hills and rough terrains along with gravel, snow, wood chips, and grass.
- Has All Direction 4WD and a minimal turning radius.
- Offers the choice between an ergonomic joystick or mouse controller style to steer the chair, which can accommodate either right or left-handed users.
- Seat glides backwards or forwards, enabling easier table seating and smoother transfers.
Arms can easily glide up to allow the user ample space when sitting at tables or desks.
- Ability to control ‘Acceleration Management System’ that enables users to personalize both the movement and speed of their WHILL, which can also be accessed through a smart device app.
In general, the controller that steers the WHILL was developed to imitate the way a person uses a mouse on a computer, including the ability to turn on a dime with 360 degrees of free motion. The front wheels consist of 24 tiny separate tires, which enables highly maneuverability while indoors, while the 4WD is ideal for traversing rough terrain outside. This innovative power wheelchair is able to top out at a speed of up to 6 miles per hour without wobbling or tipping. The battery takes approximately 5 hours to fully charge and can provide enough power to facilitate a trip up to 15 miles long.
Although the individuals who use power wheelchairs do in fact require their assistance, using a WHILL electric wheelchair feels so modern and innovative from the look and feel of a more traditional electric wheelchair that it seems more like a privilege to use it than an actual necessity.
We are very excited to be the very first dealer in the Dallas Fort Worth market to have a WHILL mobility device at our Lewisville location so that Dallas Fort Worth could experience the features and check out the innovation available via the WHILL wheelchair. If you are interested in checking out the chair, please feel free to contact us as we would love the opportunity to show you the latest innovative power wheelchair on the market.