Italdesign : Wheem -I comes out first in Dubai

Technological development comes with its own set of benefits and right here is the whole lot to the benefit of the wheel chair users. A mobility vehicle which could be easily booked and handled by a app.

Italdesign and Etisalat  announced the renewal of their collaboration, bringing – worlds the first WheeM-i (Wheelchairs Mobility Interface) for demonstration – the first smart mobility proposal designed for wheelchair users.

WheeM-i is the bicycle-sharing system equivalent for wheelchairs. It consists of “wheel-on”, that means the consumer can roll on it immediately with the wheelchair, semi-autonomous, electrical devices, situated in urban hubs, making travelling around cities a lot easier and simpler for people with light-weight manual wheelchairs.

Customers will be capable of booking WheeM-i by means of an app, reaching the closest hub and getting on board the pre-booked WheeM-i with their very own wheelchairs.

At the end of the service, customers will return it to the closest hub, making it accessible for the subsequent users.

Massimo Martinotti, Italdesign Head of Mobility Solutions, says: “WheeM-i is one among the many initiatives and concepts we’re creating within Italdesign new department dedicated to mobility solutions.

Each WheeM-i  project replicate ‘future mobility’, offering new options that enhance the present mobility setting and simultaneously lengthen the inclusivity of the companies.

If they’re able to go on the market or in the event that they want some more time to be totally developed, the vision stays the same”.

“As an organization offering development services to the worldwide mobility business, we strongly consider that future mobility will need to have a positive impact on everybody’s life.

WheeM-i is a part of this vision which we actually hope to carry to reality. Dubai is the perfect scenario to implement these future mobility initiatives, and Etisalat is the best partner to further develop them.”

WheeM-i features integrated systems that assist customers to keep away from any collisions with fixed or mobile obstacles and is designed to assist them to simply overcome architectural barriers.

Connected through an app, it is going to allow customers to work together with the machine, with different wheelchair customers, different technique of transport and transport applications (via API).

Live demonstrations of the WheeM-i was also out there at GITEX . The demonstrator would simulate a day-in-the-life experience, from reserving the machine to  the dedicate app, to the collection of the route, up to the simulation of the use itself, with the chance to roll on WheeM-i with an precise wheelchair.

The implementation of these technological developments should by no means be put oh hold.  We have to focus on efforts of placing these technical developments in to he market , for its utmost utilization .

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