According to global data, it’s been observed that over 20 million people report certain kinds of mobility difficulties each year. Which based on statistics, the mean age of individuals with minor, moderate, or major difficulty range from 59 to 67 years, yet, the same issue is also not uncommon among young adults. In view of this, Swiss’s Scewo pioneering power wheelchair is poise to address this growing concern.
It’s also worth noting that people with mobility disabilities often experience transportation barriers, which also hinder their participation in various socio-economic events. But until now, the staircase has proven to be an insurmountable challenge for those using wheelchairs.
At this point, it became necessary to deploy unexplored technology to great effect, which sees the stair-climbing power wheelchair Scewo BRO as a savior for many, having won several notable design awards for its efficiency. As a result, the subject wheelchair has seen a lot of interest from users across Germany, Switzerland, and Austria, in addition to other nations. Therefore, it should be borne in mind that the founders of Scewo have brought this tech sophisticated product to the market in just three years, which is also viewed as a way to demonstrate their talent.
Prior to the latest, in 2021, from July-November, the subject startup reportedly secured a total of CHF 11.5 million in a Series A funding round aimed at advancing the company’s growth and expansion. While with the subject capital it intends to accelerate Scewo’s growth as well as international expansion. Based on the funding round, Verve Ventures, Rajat Khare-led European investment firm Boundary Holding in addition to three other private investors reportedly took part in the funding round.
In the meantime, Scewo BRO is believed to be the only power wheelchair on this planet that combines driving on two wheels with climbing stairs. Impressed by the versatility of the product, Mr. Khare, the founder of European deep tech investment firm Boundary Holding made it a date to meet with Scewo’s founders, Bernhard and Pascal in Switzerland. Based on his findings, he figured out that the founders had the kind of vision and passion that he strongly relates to, which made him close the deal soon after.
It is also worth noting that the whole thing isn’t all about the deployment of cutting-edge technology, but the distinctive design that actually sets BRO apart from others. This is because the device practically offers individual seating comfort to all users. Thanks to the regular software update, it keeps getting more intelligent, while offering more possibilities by offering people with mobility issues the opportunity to discover independent and flexible mobility options.
Looking at the design concept, Swiss’s Scewo which was established in 2014 also won the Swiss Medtech Award 2021 precisely for its innovation and robust growth. Having emerged as one of its kind – the power wheelchair independently won a number of design awards. A source familiar with the matter has confirmed, noting that the subject wheelchair is equipped with sensors that measure the environment and, as such, recognize the end of a staircase. However, the device offers the option that allows it to be controlled with the aid of BRO-App on your smartphone or via the control panel attached on either side, which also, in addition, its direction and speed can be controlled with the hand joystick that makes it flexible and adaptable to various needs.
Meanwhile, looking at this development, Scewo co-founder ‘Bernhard Winter’ made clear that: “The interest from customers is huge! We are now evaluating strategically located and qualified distribution partners to offer local test drives and a good service”.
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