Manufacturer of high-spec manual wheelchairs, Progeo, has launched a new online feature which allows people to customise elements of their wheelchair and see how it looks in real-time, much like a car manufacturer, prior to placing an order. The configurator allows users to choose different options relating to a Progeo wheelchair, including measurements, armrests, backrests and colours, and see how it changes the look of a three-dimensional representation of the model.
After a customer has configurated their chair to their ideal specifications and dimensions, the user is able to print off the configuration and visit a dealer to make an order.
According to Progeo, the configurator is comparable to similar online tools available from car manufacturers, highlighting that the program was created in such a way as to reduce the possibility of error for customers.
It seems an eminently sensible process – and a wake-up call to standard dimension wheelchair manufacturers – to allow for a customised chair, as individual as the person who is using it. As well as this, providers of Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles need to be aware of developments, and make sure that the vehicles in question can accomadate these new wheelchairs
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