Award-winning and innovative eFOLDi Scooter gears up for rehabilitation and care exhibition
SunTech UK is showcasing its innovative eFOLDi Scooter and eFOLDi Power Chair at rehabilitation, inclusion and care event Rehacare in Düsseldorf, Germany from the 26th-29th September.
The eFOLDi Scooter was created with the aim of improving convenience, efficiency and quality of life for people with reduced mobility.
Compact and lightweight, the eFOLDi Scooter is a personal electric vehicle that can be folded from a wheeled suitcase shape to a comfortable chair to a mobility scooter, which gives freedom and flexibility to its users.
Since its launch in 2009, the eFOLDi Scooter has won various awards including the British Invention of the Year, the Scottish Edge Enterprise, gold at the 2015 Beijing Invention Competition and a final spot in the Virgin Voom Awards.
Jianmin Wang created the idea for the eFOLDi from his hospital bed after badly breaking his leg and becoming disabled, but he was determined not to become housebound.
Frustrated with shopping for mobility scooters that were either too heavy, clunky or old-fashioned, Jianmin created a product that he felt incorporated freedom, fashion and fun into the world of mobility scooters.
Founder of SunTech UK, Co-Inventor of the eFOLDi Scooter and daughter of Jianmin, Sumi Wang explained her father’s genius for the scooter’s creation.
“Like all the best ideas, it wasn’t supposed to change the world – it was supposed to solve a problem, and it has,” she said. “Our whole world changed when my father became disabled but he wasn’t about to sit back and accept it. Instead he put his inventing skills into practice and created a product capable of getting him from A to B whilst keeping his freedom intact.”
Sumi added that after suffering from chronic vertigo four years ago and having to undergo a series of painful operations, she knows how difficult life can be for people with mobility needs.
“Both me and my father know how limiting life can be for people with mobility challenges – this is why we are so passionate about helping others in similar situations – the eFOLDi Scooter and eFOLDi Power Chair really can change your life,” she continued.
“Our research and testing has found that our products particularly help people with limited mobility, do normal, everyday things such as exploring shopping centres and holiday resorts.
“The fact that our products are lightweight and compact means they can be easily transported and are very efficient to take on holiday.”
Alongside the eFOLDi Scooter, SunTech UK has also developed an eFOLDi Power Chair which folds automatically at the touch of a remote-control button.
Weighing just 25kg, the powerchair can easily be transported and stored, making it an ideal mobility aid for frequent travellers. It is also fully adjustable with an anti-tip design and has a 9-mile range.
At Rehacare, SunTech will be exhibiting at the British Pavilion in Hall 5, stand number 5/H28.I.