NeoMotion is a startup from R2D2, incubated at IIT Madras, focused on creating products that are life-transformative for people with physical challenges and the elderly. The first products from NeoMotion are NeoFly: a compact, personalized wheelchair designed to best fit a user's health and lifestyle, and NeoBolt: a motorized add-on to NeoFly to create a seamless transition to an outdoor mobility device. For a test drive, contact NeoMotion by WhatsApp: +91 97909 51730.
Wheelchair personalized to user’s health and lifestyle
Cover 3 to 5 times more distance with every push
Compact, making narrow places accessible
Cushion to enhance skin care, stability, ease of transfer
Commute independently to office, college, market
No hassle of transfers, attach independently to NeoFly
Rugged and suited for any terrain
Rechargeable battery, digital dashboard, horn, reverse
Drive 30 km per charge
Background and History
The idea for the NeoMotion products came about during the user trials and field visits for the Standing Wheelchair. Many wheelchair users, especially in rural areas, don't use their devices - their existing devices don't fit inside their homes, and they are unsuitable for outdoor use in rough terrain. Currently, there is no mobility solution for rural areas that can meet both indoor and outdoor needs. There exist separate products - a wheelchair for indoor use and a tricycle for outdoor use. However, transfer to another device is difficult and presents safety issues.
The solution to the problem is NeoRider: an attachment that converts a wheelchair into a tricycle within seconds (patent pending) enabling the user to seamlessly manoeuvre over rough terrain with safety & ease. The outdoor attachment was originally designed to be compatible with most of the popular wheelchairs.
The device has the potential to bring a paradigm shift in the mobility of wheelchair users, significantly improving their quality of life. This design won second place at the ICRC's Enable Makeathon 2016 for Team Aseem comprising Swostik Dash, Vivek Sarda and Ashish Sharma.
Since our R&D showed that none of the existing wheelchairs is robust enough for prolonged outdoor use with the NeoRider, we set about building a better wheelchair as well. R2D2's startup NeoMotion started working on commercializing a motorized version of the add-on (NeoBolt) and a new wheelchair (NeoFly) in 2016.
We are grateful for funding from IMPRINT-1 (MHRD and ICMR), HDFC CSR and Tata CSR for past and current support for the development of NeoFly and NeoBolt.