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SPARK by Movinc

Problem Statement

Some wheelchair users face travel restrictions due to bulky and heavy motorised solutions in the market. As the current motorised solutions are above 25 kg, they are difficult to transport via vehicles and this severely limits wheelchairs users' transport options.

Solution

The project aims to develop a compact and portable motorised add-on, SPARK v2 — for wheelchair users to facilitate mobility and independence.


SPARK v2 is an enhancement from an earlier prototype SPARK v1 that was developed only for a specific wheelchair model. Besides being lightweight, SPARK v2’s development objectives include:

• an improved speed and ease of attaching/ detaching;

• flexibility to fit to different wheelchair designs;

• better product quality by ensuring minimum to zero maintenance needed in the first three years of product life; and

• low production cost to enable competitive pricing of about $1,500 per unit, thus making it significantly more affordable compared to existing counterparts ranging from the price of $3,000 and above.

Outcomes

SPARK v2 gives wheelchair users the freedom to travel via private and public transport, allowing them to live independent and productive lives.

  • Grantee

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    Mobearlize Pte Ltd
  • Beneficiaries

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    Persons with disabilities

more about grantee

Movinc designs everyday mobility aids for persons with disabilities, enabling them to live life to the fullest. The consequences of health and physical ability deterioration can leave an individual feeling fearful, useless or overwhelmed. Movinc is driven to resolve physical and social needs by providing mobility solutions that empower users with independence, and are especially helpful for family members who may have little to no experience in caring for an older person or one with disabilities.