The RoChair is taking a whole new approach to the way traditional wheelchairs are designed.
Unlike what we’re used to seeing, the RoChair utilizes an unorthodox center-mounted drive lever that the user operates with a rowing motion, pushing the wheels backwards, in order to ultimately move forward.
Rota Mobility Inc. isn’t looking to make operating a wheelchair tougher with their design; rather the RoChair actually encourages you to use stronger muscles in your arms and shoulders by way of the rowing motion.
It takes 25 percent less effort than a normal wheelchair and in the end lowers your chances of sustaining an injury.
The hub of the RoChair can be retrofitted to almost any existing wheelchair, however at $2,100 you might just consider pushing the wheels forward like you have for years and just hope to avoid any potentially serious injury.