Staels Design gets set for official launch

Staels Design will be officially launching its WheelAir cooling wheelchair cushion at a launch event on Saturday in Glasgow.

The event comes as the company launches its Kickstarter campaign which is hunting for £30,000 so that it can commercially manufacture its product.

Housing Options Scotland, Simply Emma and the Michael Kerr Foundation are partnering with the firm for its event.

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Music, mingling, light refreshments and a welcome speech from founder, Corien Staels will form part of the event in addition to an opportunity to test the new product.

The WheelAir was developed by Staels Design, a firm founded just over a year ago by Corien Staels, a recent MSc graduate at the University of Glasgow.

Staels’ solution, the WheelAir, is a battery powered, ergonomically designed cushion that cools the back of the user by gently blowing air onto their backs.

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