Project image
)}
pledged of €22,000pledged of €22,000 goal
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, October 23 2017 8:59 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated October 23, 2017

laddroller, the 4x4 standing wheelchair of the future..today

a futuristic powered standing wheelchair that elevates the user in the standing position instantly, only with the motion of the wheels.

laddroller, the 4x4 standing wheelchair of the future..today

a futuristic powered standing wheelchair that elevates the user in the standing position instantly, only with the motion of the wheels.

pledged of €22,000pledged of €22,000 goal
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, October 23 2017 8:59 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated October 23, 2017

What is a prototype?

A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:

Proof of Concept

Explorations that test ideas and functionality.

Functional Prototype

Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.

Appearance Prototype

Looks like the final product, but is not functional.

Design Prototype

Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.

Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

5af7178b3b0db1db710e66763359d65b h264 high.jpg?ixlib=rb 2.1

Prototype Gallery

These photos and videos provide a detailed look at this project’s development.

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.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    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.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    5 backers

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge €10 or more About US$ 12

    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.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    3 backers

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge €25 or more About US$ 30

    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.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    7 backers

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge €35 or more About US$ 42

    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.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    2 backers

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge €65 or more About US$ 78

    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

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    1 backer

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge €195 or more About US$ 232

    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

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 0 backers

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge €1,950 or more About US$ 2,314

    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

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 2 backers

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge €6,950 or more About US$ 8,245

    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!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 0 backers

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (19 days)

Line icon alert icon Artboard Copy 8 arrow-down icon arrow-down arrow-left icon arrow-left arrow-point-left icon Fill 1 Copy 5 arrow-point-right icon Fill 1 arrow-right icon arrow-right arrow-up-right icon icon--arrow-up-right copy bar-chart icon Artboard Copy 6 bell icon Combined Shape Copy 5 book icon Artboard Copy 3 bookmark icon Fill 1 brand-assets icon Artboard Copy 13 cart icon Artboard Copy 4 chat icon chat check icon Fill 1 Copy 6 circle-back icon Fill 1 Copy 13 circle-forward icon Fill 1 Copy 16 circle-k icon circle-k circle-left icon circle-left circle-right icon circle-right clipboard icon Artboard Copy 12 clock icon Combined Shape close icon close closed-caption icon Fill 1 compass icon Combined Shape Copy 2 conversion icon conversion delta-down icon Fill 1 delta-left icon delta-right icon Fill 1 delta-up icon Fill 1 duplicate icon duplicate embed icon Combined Shape Copy 6 eye icon Combined Shape Copy 12 facebook-contained icon Facebook Contained facebook icon Facebook logo flag icon Fill 1 Copy 3 gear icon Fill 1 Copy 14 global-africa icon Fill 1 Copy 9 global-america icon Fill 1 Copy 10 global-asia icon Fill 1 Copy 17 graph-bar icon Combined Shape Copy 9 graph-line icon Combined Shape Copy 16 heart icon Fill 1 Copy 8 help icon human icon icon--human icon--alarm icon icon--alarm icon--alert icon icon--alert icon--arrow-down icon icon--arrow-down icon--arrow-left icon icon--arrow-left icon--arrow-right icon icon--arrow-right icon--arrow-up-right icon icon--arrow-up-right icon--arrow-up icon icon--arrow-up icon--backer-badge icon icon--backer-badge icon--bell icon icon--bell icon--bolt icon icon--bolt icon--bookmark-outline icon icon--bookmark-outline icon--bookmark icon icon--bookmark icon--calculator icon icon--calculator icon--calendar-check icon icon--calendar-check icon--calendar icon icon--calendar icon--campaign-outline icon icon--campaign-outline icon--check icon icon--check icon--chevron-down icon icon--chevron-down icon--chevron-left icon icon--chevron-left icon--chevron-right icon icon--chevron-right icon--chevron-up icon icon--chevron-up icon--circle-around icon icon--circle-around icon--circle-back icon icon--circle-back icon--circle-forward icon icon--circle-forward icon--circle-loader icon Page 1 icon--circle icon icon--clipboard icon icon--clipboard icon--clock icon icon--clock icon--closed-caption icon icon--closed-caption icon--code icon icon--code icon--collapse icon icon--collapse icon--commissions icon icon--commissions icon--compass icon icon--compass icon--confirmation icon icon--confirmation icon--conversion icon icon-conversion icon--cpu icon icon--curve-right icon icon--curve-right icon--cross icon icon--cross icon--delta-down icon icon--delta-down icon--delta-left icon icon--delta-left icon--delta-right icon icon--delta-right icon--delta-up icon icon--delta-up icon--download icon icon--download icon--ellipsis icon icon--expand icon icon--expand icon--external icon icon--external icon--eye icon icon--eye icon--facebook icon icon--facebook icon--filter icon icon--filter icon--flag icon icon--flag icon--frown-filled icon icon--frown icon icon--gear icon icon--gear icon--globe-africa icon icon--globe-africa icon--globe-america icon icon--globe-america icon--globe-asia icon icon--globe-asia icon--graph-bar icon icon--graph-bar icon--graph-line icon icon--graph-line icon--happy-filled icon icon--happy icon icon--heart-outline icon icon--heart outline icon--heart-thin-outline icon Fill 1 icon--heart icon icon--heart icon--home icon icon--home icon--home-with-door icon icon--human icon icon--human icon--humans icon icon--humans icon--image icon icon--image icon--inbox icon icon--inbox icon--info icon icon--info icon--instagram icon icon/instagram icon--lightbulb icon icon--lightbulb icon--link icon icon--link icon--lock-black-bg icon lock-icon icon--lock icon icon--lock icon--mail icon icon--mail icon--meh-filled icon icon--meh icon icon--menu icon icon--menu icon--message icon icon--message icon--mobile icon icon--mobile icon--overflow icon icon--overflow icon--pause icon icon--pause icon--pencil icon icon--pencil icon--pin icon icon--pin icon--pinterest icon icon--pinterest icon--play icon icon--play icon--plus-human icon icon--plus-human icon--plus icon icon--plus icon--prohibit icon icon--prohibit icon--project-budget icon icon--pull-quote icon icon--pull-quote icon--question-filled icon icon--question-filled icon--question icon icon--question icon--reorder icon icon-reorder icon--reply icon icon--reply icon--save icon icon--save icon--saved icon icon--saved icon--search icon icon--search icon--section-break icon icon--section-break icon--small-k icon icon--sound-hi icon icon--sound-hi icon--sound-lo icon icon--sound-lo icon--sound-mute icon icon--sound-mute icon--star-outline icon Star Outline icon--star icon icon--star icon--subtitles-captions icon icon--subtitles-captions icon--text-bold icon icon--text-bold icon--text-bullet icon icon--text-bullet icon--text-italic icon icon--text-italic icon--textalign-centered icon icon--textalign-centered icon--textalign-right icon icon--textalign-right icon--thumbs-down icon icon--thumbs-down icon--thumbs-up icon icon--thumbs-up icon--thumbsdown-outline icon icon--thumbsdown-outline icon--thumbsup-outline icon icon--thumbsup-outline icon--trash icon icon--trash icon--tumblr icon icon--tumblr icon--twitter icon icon--twitter icon--unlink icon Artboard icon--unlock icon icon--unlock icon--update-freeform-round icon icon--update-freeform-round icon--update-freeform icon icon--update-freeform icon--update-pinned icon Artboard icon--update-qa-round icon icon--update-qa-round icon--update-qa icon icon--update-qa icon--upload icon icon--upload icon--video icon icon--video icon--youtube icon icon--youtube icon-imagealign-center icon icon-imagealign-center icon-imagealign-left icon icon-imagealign-left icon-imagealign-right icon icon-imagealign-right info icon Combined Shape Copy instagram icon instagram copy kickstarter icon Artboard Copy 5 leaf icon leaf lightbulb icon icon--lightbulb link icon Combined Shape Copy 8 loading-spin icon lock icon Combined Shape Copy 4 mail icon Combined Shape map-pin icon Fill 1 menu icon Group message icon Fill 1 Copy 12 mobile icon Page 1 Copy 2 pause icon pause copy pencil icon Combined Shape Copy 3 pin icon Combined Shape Copy 11 pinterest icon pinterest play icon play copy plus-human icon icon--plus-human plus icon Fill 1 Copy 7 question icon Combined Shape Copy 14 search icon Fill 1 Copy 11 shapeshift icon share icon Fill 1 Copy slash icon solid-arrow icon solid-arrow sound-hi icon Combined Shape sound-lo icon Combined Shape sound-mute icon Combined Shape star icon Fill 1 Copy 2 stopwatch icon Group 2 thumbs-up icon Shape tools icon Shape trash icon Combined Shape tumblr icon tumblr copy twitter icon twitter copy user icon Artboard Copy 10 volume-up icon Artboard Copy 9 warning icon Combined Shape Copy 10 write icon Artboard Copy 11 x icon Fill 1 Copy 4 youtube icon Combined Shape