RoChair Utilizes a Natural Backwards Rowing Motion in Order to Move Forward

By: | October 22nd, 2016


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.

Rota Mobility Inc.

Rota Mobility Inc.

Marshall Smith

Technology, engineering, and design enthusiast.

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