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Fibrenamics Develops World's Lightest Wheelchair

04 Apr 2023News

Fibrenamics Develops World's Lightest Wheelchair

Fibrenamics Develops World's Lightest Wheelchair

Fibrenamics Develops World's Lightest Wheelchair

Portugal is again a world highlight, this time with the creation of the lightest wheelchair in the world. Developed in partnership by Fibrenamics' innovation center and the company Multiorthos, this new generation of wheelchairs was specifically designed for children with cerebral palsy, offering greater comfort and adaptability to the physiognomic characteristics of users.

Unlike conventional wheelchairs, which are constructed from metal materials and can reach a total weight of up to 25 kg, the new wheelchairs from Multiorthos have a total weight of about 10 kg, without the removable components, thanks to the use of carbon fiber, which also increases the resistance/weight ratio of the components.
 
In addition, they feature an innovative positioning system that allows customized adaptation to the physiognomic characteristics of the users, reducing the risk of pressure ulcers. On the other hand, the ergonomic cushions and backrests were designed to redistribute the user's body on the surfaces, reducing fatigue and providing greater comfort.
 
Multiorthos intends to launch the new Nomic private label wheelchair between the second half of 2023 and the beginning of 2024, offering its customers an innovative and superior quality solution.
 
This collaboration project between Fibrenamics and Multiorthos thus represents a significant step forward in the development of lightweight, customized wheelchairs, meeting the needs of long-term users while improving their quality of life.
 
Founded in 2011, the Fibrenamics Association is a Technology Transfer and Innovation Center (CTI), a national leader in the development of solutions based on fibrous and composite materials. With a multidisciplinary approach and strong collaboration between academia and industry, its main objective is the transfer of scientific and technological knowledge to the business sector, promoting the creation of new products and innovative processes.

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