New wheelchair concept at Stansted

PRM Update
OmniServ is partnering with London Stansted airport to trial a new mobility solution, the Wheellator, which combines the benefits of a wheeled walking frame and a lightweight wheelchair.

Passengers with low to medium level mobility issues can use the frames as walkers and regain some independence, as well as get vital exercise. If they become tired, they can turn the frames round and use the Wheellator as a seat for a short rest. Or, if necessary, the Wheellator can be pushed by a relative, friend or assistant as a wheelchair, or can be moved by the user themselves.

Samantha Saunders, Head of Innovation & Regulatory Compliance at OmniServ, says: “OmniServ is committed to delivering the best possible experience for all passengers at airports, including people who find it difficult to make their own way through the terminals. The great thing about the Wheellator is that it provides passengers with mobility issues the option to define and adapt the support they need, allowing them to maintain their independence."

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