A New Generation of smart scooter that has promised to transform the lives of mobility users has been launched Yesterday (Sunday 7th Jan) at CES Unveiled in Las Vegas, USA. For this is a brilliant idea as my wife who’s disabled but has a scooter thats so big and heavy.
RELYNC is the world’s first smart folding mobility scooter, and is designed to revolutionise the lives of users, to provide the most portable, stylish, smart and portable travel experience available to those with mobility needs.
Its market-disrupting features and cutting edge, elegant design have led to RELYNC becoming one of the first products to have ever been recognised by the CES Innovation Awards in the new Smart Cities category, which has been introduced for 2018.
Its light frame is more portable and thinner than all existing mobility scooters – many of which are bulky and unpractical – to make travelling simpler, easier and more elegant.
It can be simply folded and packed away into a portable, self-contained suitcase in two simple steps and a matter of seconds – faster than any other mobility scooter on the market.
The smartphone-compatible scooter boasts a number of cutting-edge engineering and smart features – including an inbuilt dashboard LED light navigation system which means the user can focus on the road rather than consulting a phone or satnav, and automatic speed adaptation via a GYRO sensor and speed algorithms, to automatically reduce speed if safe limits are exceeded on bends or hills and prevent accidents.
RELYNC can also be locked, located and tracked in real time via a smartphone app using GPRS and GPS, and boasts intelligent alarm and tamper functionality, which alerts both passers-by and the user themselves if it is disturbed or moved.
The scooter also features a USB port, to allow users to charge other devices on the go.
Julien Gueuning, industrial designer at RELYNC, commented: “More than 8.2 million people relying on mobility devices across the UK, Europe and the USA – but most mobility scooters available are too bulky, unpractical, get stuck on turns and rough surfaces and are not at all aesthetically pleasing. This prevents many people will mobility issues – both those who are disabled and those who are less fit and require assistance in order to comfortably get around – from choosing a mobility scooter.
“Although many mobility scooter users are physically fit, the traditional designs can lead to perceptions that the user is weak and helpless. And often they can detract from the users’ sense of style, and therefore their confidence. When we developed RELYNC, bringing together form and function was one of our goals, because we believe that mobility doesn’t simply have to be practical; it can be beautiful and fashionable as well. RELYNC is more futuristic and innovative than any product like this has ever been. It is designed to be stylish, eye-catching and aspirational, to make it more of a lifestyle choice than a purely functional product – much like a luxury car.”
The elegant, futuristic design aims to provide owners with pride in their mode of transport and add style to what has traditionally been a purely functional item.
It is also this sleek, modern design – in part inspired by the unique race cars of the 1960s – which sets it apart from the existing products on the market, which are often industrial and traditional, with minimal aesthetic appeal.
Gueuning continues: “We are launching a personal transport revolution, to give power and confidence back to the user, so that they’re able to go anywhere, free of limitations, and enjoy a fun and safe travel experience. Mobility needs should never be a hindrance to enjoying life to its fullest, and mobility scooters are a mature market that is in need of disruption. RELYNC is designed to be smaller, thinner, more comfortable, easier to fold and more portable than all other folding scooters and mobility scooters.”