Cheelcare was featured in the finance section of Yahoo Canada while participating in the Accessibility Innovation Showcase at OCE Discovery. The reach of the chair to have conversations with users up to 6 feet tall was remarked upon in their video. The side to side tilt, the reclining backrest, and anterior as well as posterior tilt features of the chair are also shown here. Jen talks about how the self leveling feature of the chair is exceptionally helpful on sidewalks, which aren’t really flat. This typically strains powerchair users lower back with frequent impact and movement to one side based on the side of the road they are driving on. With the Xceed’s self-leveling function and improved suspension, the lower back of the user remains protected and stable when riding on uneven terrain.
— Yahoo Canada Finance (@YahooFinanceCA) May 4, 2018
The pediatric version of our powered mobility device has been long awaited by many. At last, after many hours of hard work, the design is finalized. With the help of round the clock 3D printing technologies, our team has been able to manufacture many of the pieces for our very first prototype on site. Thanks to the speed of this technology, we were able to unveil the first prototype at the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapist’s workshop “Fun on Wheels: The Effects of Seating and Mobility Interventions on Early Movement, Play and Reflex Activity in the Pediatric Population”! To read more about this event, click here. The prototype is currently undergoing in-house testing before it is ready to enter production stages.
This device will be the first among its kind to offer such a diverse range of mobility to children and youth. With functions almost parallel to the Xceed, the Curio is pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the world of pediatric mobility. Its playful and innovative design will lead the way and allow children and youth the autonomy to claim their own place in the world, increasing their confidence and sense of self-worth.
Come see us at our next event to experience our innovative devices firsthand, or contact us with any questions!
The production phase is quickly approaching! We wanted to make sure that the Xceed was everything that our clients needed it to be before we sent it to production, so we are constantly making improvements.
To ensure that there was the most power available, especially considering the climate in Canada, we decided to make an upgrade to brushless motors. This will allow our clients to have more torque in their motors to handle snow, mud, gravel, and uneven terrain. With high torque and high ground clearance, the Xceed will have the capacity to explore further outdoors without getting caught in roots or debris. With all angles of tilt available, this high velocity ride will provide the right angle and pressure relief for the user, all available to be adjusted by touch screen.
Cheelcare will start accepting pre-orders for the Cheelcare Xceed power wheelchair in the Summer of 2018. Stay tuned for more information!
Our founder, Eugene Cherny, met with VentureLab to discuss what Cheelcare does and how technology plays a vital role in increasing independence and quality of life for our clients. Richmond Hill locals, Cheelcare has been partnering with VentureLab since our inception in May of 2015. Their guidance and support have been invaluable to our growth as a company.
The XCEED powechair is starting to make waves in the community. On March 1st, our good friend Raymond Dell’Aera, the chair of the Toronto Transit Commission Advisory Committee on Accessible Transit (ACAT) drove the XCEED prototype at the opening of the Coxwell Subway station, which is now fully accessible to disabled clients. Raymond was a huge help in early prototyping, providing critical ideas and advice toward product development. Some of the stations new accessibility features include fully functioning elevators, a dedicated wheel-trans bay, improved signage and wayfinding signs, and updated walkways and landscaping. This will greatly improve accessibility for disabled clients using TTC. The new station was easy to navigate with the XCEED, driven by both Raymond and Jen, and they were able to maneuver the new Wheel-trans buses, as well as the subway, gracefully. The compact size of the XCEED allowed Jen to make a full 360 degree turn while she explored the wheeltrans bus! Here are a few pictures from their visit!
Cheelcare is happy to announce that Jenna Roy is now part of the team as our SMM consultant. Her expertise in social media as a user and her active advocacy of various topics of interest for the disabled community will prove a valuable asset to company goals.