Melbourne Movement designer Jack Martinich has arrived in Milan today and is preparing to exhibit his folding electric wheelchair - Mobi at Salone Satellite.
Mobi - designed by industrial designer Jack Martinich to be exhibited at Salone Satellite 2012.
The Mobi Folding Electric Wheelchair is a powered mobility device designed to meet the lifestyle requirements of our aging population. The Mobi offers the compact manoeuvrability of a wheelchair with the mobility convenience of an electric scooter. The design of the wheel chair features an innovative folding mechanism that allows it to be folded up, stored and transported in a vehicle without any need for disassembly.
Jack Martinich at Salone Satellite 2012.
As well as power assistance, the wheelchair features wider pushrims and 26” tyres for improved comfort. Intergrated handrest/wheel guards protect the users’ clothing from tyres, and to improve user confidence and safety, automatic kickstands deploy when footrests are shifted upwards while sitting into and standing out of the seat.