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€4,762
pledged of €22,000pledged of €22,000 goal
29
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, October 23 2017 8:59 AM UTC +00:00

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About

Laddroller 

A unique standing wheelchair, a groundbreaking mobility device made in order to help tens of millions of wheelchair users worldwide. 

We all know wheelchair users and we are aware of the health complications they face because of their sedentary life. They suffer from osteoporosis, they have circulation and respiration problems, they even die from heart diseases and infections. For these reasons, they have to regularly attend sessions of physiotherapy and rehabilitation, in order to get the mobility they need or just to stand up because human body is designed to do so. On the other hand, motor disability causes psychological side effects. These people have lost their autonomy, they strive to socialize and the most important, they have lost eye contact with others.

That's why we invented laddroller, a standing wheelchair that elevates the user by making use of the motion of the wheels and only. When the 2 sets of wheels come closer to each other, the whole geometry of the wheelchair changes and the user stands up instantaneously. Returning to the sitting position is just gravity's job. Laddroller is selectively 4-wheel drive and thanks to the placement of the bigger wheels in the front it is able to overcome obstacles like steps, curbs and gaps. Its modular design makes it easily portable in the trunk of a medium car and it can be also propelled manually in case battery runs low. Laddroller is an entirely new, innovative approach in mobility compared to the existing devices. 

In October 2016 our team, with pilot the Greek fencer Kelly Loufaki, participated in Cybathlon, the first bionic Paralympic Games, organized by ETH in Zurich, where laddroller was amongst the only 12 teams from all over the world that fulfilled the strict criteria to race in the powered wheelchair discipline.  

Laddroller has been also presented and rewarded by the most prestigious institutions around the world as well as in major mobility and rehabilitation trade fairs. We have a powerful intellectual property portfolio with a recently awarded triple A PCT and we are already in procedures regarding our following steps.  

Laddroller has been proven every single time a disabled user stood up using it during this 4 years project.

It ameliorates the lives of disabled people and their caregivers;

Disabled users will access better the labor market, they will save money on home modifications, health systems will reduce their reimbursement costs; And these are only few of the measurable impact laddroller creates.

We can't calculate though the impact of eye-contact or a hug. 

We strongly believe that societies prove their level of civilization when they help their members in need and this is why we invented laddroller, a life changing device, capable to promote health, create independency and untethered mobility. 

This time though we want you.

We want your support in order to participate once again in the Cybathlon race which will be held in Zurich in May 2020 just before the Olympics in Tokyo. We want you to become part of our team, we want to know your point of view and we need your feedback for something this unique as laddroller. A mobility device that will change the lives of millions when it will be available, shortly after Cybathlon. 

Support laddroller! Let's make it happen!

Risks and challenges

Our team is dedicated in research and development of laddroller for the
last 4 years. The contrasted background of its members, is the key for success for this grounbreaking mobility device.
We managed to have and to maintain an outsider's novel approach to the
wheelchair's industry, having at the same time the knowledge to implement a successful business. We are driven by the passion of the pioneer and we have the ability to take decisions swiftly without loosing precious time.
Sometimes though this is not enough. Being a small unit, we lack the infrastructure and the power of the "heavy weights" in the mobility and rehabilitation sector.
For us at laddroller, with a minimum viable product in our hands, ready for our first production run, participating once again in Cybathlon in 2020 is a great deal.
That's why we need your support. Let's make it happen, together.

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    Pledge €5 or more About US$ 6

    HD wallpaper

    We will send you a thank you email and a high definition photograph of laddroller standing wheelchair.

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    Your name on the website

    We will send you a thank you email, a high definition photograph of laddroller standing wheelchair and we will mention you on our brand new website.

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    Your name on the seat

    We will send you a thank you email, a high definition photograph of laddroller standing wheelchair, we will mention you on our brand new website and we will have your name written on the back of the seat of laddroller standing wheelchair during the 2020 Cybathlon in Zurich.

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    The ETH - 2016 Cybathlon certificate

    We will send you a thank you email, a high definition photograph of laddroller standing wheelchair, we will mention you on our brand new website and we will have your name written on the back of the seat of laddroller standing wheelchair during the 2020 Cybathlon in Zurich.
    You will also receive by post, a reproduction of the certificate we were awarded for our participation in the 2016 Cybathlon.

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    The blueprints poster

    We will send you a thank you email, a high definition photograph of laddroller standing wheelchair, we will mention you on our brand new website and we will have your name written on the back of the seat of laddroller standing wheelchair during the 2020 Cybathlon in Zurich.
    You will also receive by post, a reproduction of the certificate we were awarded for our participation in the 2016 Cybathlon and a poster, signed by the inventors of laddroller, with the blueprints of laddroller standing wheelchair as they are depicted in the first patent.

    *Dimensions: 53x33cm / 21x13in

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    Join us during the pre-game

    Join us during the technology control of the 2020 Cybathlon in Zurich and have an insider's view one day earlier.

    *Travel fee and accommodation are not included

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    Pledge €1,950 or more About US$ 2,290

    Get full access during the games

    Join our team during the 2020 Cybathlon in Zurich.
    Get full access during the semifinals and follow the team in the box of laddroller the day of the finals.
    Be part of the team, watch the 2020 Cybathlon games from a different prespective.

    Fees for the special tickets and passes for the ETH, accommodation for 2 nights in the same hotel with the rest of the team and shuttles from and to the airport are included.

    *Travel fee is not included

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    Be one of the pilots

    Join our team during the 2020 Cybathlon in Zurich.
    Get full access in everything.
    You will be one of the pilots after all!
    The most suitable of you will represent laddroller and her (or his) country of origin, at the 2020 Cybathlon games, while a second person will be the alternative pilot. All 8 of you will be laddroller's VIPs for the whole 3 days programme of Cybathlon and our team's ambassadors during our product launch.

    Fees for the special tickets and passes for the ETH, accommodation for 3 nights plus one accompanying person in the same hotel with the rest of the team and shuttles from and to the airport are included.

    *Travel fees are not included
    **Anyone can use the laddroller standing wheelchair, even in the competitive enviroment of a race. The organizers though, impose certain criteria for the partecipation that could be summarized as follows: "Pilots with different kinds of spinal cord injuries or any other severe trauma preventing them from walking can participate in the race".
    Please pledge accordingly and with respect!

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