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Cooling backrest cushion start-up wheelAIR is giving people the option to try out the wheelAIR before they buy it with its latest ‘try before you buy’ initiative, as well as offering clients a payment plan, making purchasing easier.

‘Try before you buy’ will allow wheelchair users to test the wheelAIR in the comfort of their own homes over a period of a few weeks. With no strings attached, if the wheelAIR is not for them, the customer only pays for the shipment costs.

The wheelAIR was designed in Scotland in 2015. Using inbuilt fan technology, it cools the back and reduces the user’s core temperature by taking away excess heat and moisture, ensuring instant comfort and better temperature control. The cushion also offers extra support through a unique blend of carefully selected foams.

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Founder and Managing Director of wheelAIR Corien Staels commented: “A modern appreciation of what our customers want and need has always been core to us.

“Our new initiative allows wheelchair users to make sure wheelAIR is right for them before committing completely. Particularly with mobility products, we recognise testing is hugely important.

“We want to respond to this as much as we can with our offering.”

Although only currently available online in the UK, wheelAIR will be making the scheme international in the future.

wheelAIR Brand Ambassador and double Paralympian and European champion Michael Kerr said: “Having options like ‘try before you buy’ really helps wheelchair users. It means we can try out innovative new products like wheelAIR without needing to take the plunge to buy if the product isn’t completed suited. A great idea!”

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