Winner: NeoMotion Assistive Solutions Pvt Ltd – Established Stage
NeoMotion is a crusade against the mediocre disability products that mar the Indian landscape. This mediocrity has led to wheelchair users being invisible from the society and restricted to the four walls. How often do you see a wheelchair user at a school, at an office, at a shop or at a theatre? Every year, three lakh wheelchairs are sold in India. 95% of them are like this – “One size fits all”. They restrict mobility, damage health, and lower self-confidence.Less than 1% of wheelchair users can independently transfer into tricycles and modified-scooters. How can we expect them to go outdoors?
NeoFly is a personalized wheelchair designed to enhance health and lifestyle.18 customizations enable a perfect fit according to the user’s body measurements, health, and lifestyle, which eliminates or minimizes back and shoulder pain and reduces the chances of developing secondary health complications.NeoFly is efficient to propel. Users covers three to five times more distance with every push, compared to a conventional wheelchair, saving energy.A 30% smaller footprint make narrow places accessible without any infrastructural changes.NeoFly is designed such that the user is always more visible than the wheelchair.
Products with equal and comparable features are only available in the global market and will be three times more expensive, and may not even be suitable for Indian terrain.
NeoBolt is an attachment to convert NeoFly into a safe roadworthy vehicle within seconds. It will enable users to go out into the world, explore life, get employed and have fun! It eliminates the need to transfer from wheelchair to other vehicles such as cars, auto-rickshaw, tri-scooters.User can attach NeoBolt to NeoFly independently within seconds. NeoBolt is safe to drive on uneven terrains.It is powered by a battery, travels 30 km per charge, and takes four hours to recharge.NeoBolt introduces a new low-cost mode for outdoor mobility for wheelchair users, who would otherwise have to depend on hiring a car-driver or renting services of a car or auto-rickshaw, which are all expensive.
NeoBolt, along with NeoFly, one can have the complete solution for independent indoor and outdoor mobility at a price point similar to that of present-day motorbikes.
Baljeet Kaur, from Hyderabad, has been on a wheelchair for 35 years and had back and shoulder pain. She could rid herself of these pains within six months of use and participated in javelin throw for leisure.
Kamal Kanta, from a village near Puri, Odisha completed a 88 km ultramarathon, non-stop, on independence day in 2018.
Justin Jesudas, a person paralysed neck down, travelled independently to the United States, for six weeks. And he received the comment “this is the Harley Davidson of wheelchairs”
NeoMotion aspires to enhance the quality of life of people with disability and the elderly in a transformative way. NeoMotion will empower them with high-quality devices that set the standard and help engender a shift from plethora of sub-optimal products that aggravate health issues and significantly restrict the scope of a meaningful, active and productive life of dignity.