Swiss startup Scewo has developed an electric wheelchair that can climb up and down stairs unassisted
Late last year, we wrote about Huka, a Dutch mobility startup that is making it possible for people with disability to travel independently with its Pendel electric wheelchair scooter trike. Now, Scewo, a Zurich, Switzerland-based medical technology startup is on a mission to make it easier for people with disability to be able to climb stairs with a futuristic electric wheelchair that can climb that can climb up and down stairs unassisted.
The story of Scewo started back in 2014 after Bernhard Winter completed his education. For his degree, he wanted to develop a robot that drives independently on two wheels and can climb stairs. He later founded Scewo in 2017 with his two friends Pascal Buholzer and Thomas Gemperle.
Scewo is a self-balancing electric wheelchair that can go up and down stairs independently and smoothly. This amazing innovation offers people with disability a dynamic experience for navigating over obstacles, with multiple rubber tracks providing a smooth and safe ride on the stairs.
The ‘scewo’ wheelchair’s sturdy rubber tracks provide a safe and comfortable transition up or down stairs, while an extra-wide base stabilizes the chair, even on spiral stair cases. transfers onto the stairs and back to the floor are automated. the self-balancing chair also provides agile maneuvering and dynamic driving over common obstacles like curbs, while the user can either use the joystick or a shift in body weight to control the chair.
Below is a video of Scewo in action.