Launching this year, WheelAIR succeeded in securing business grants and won numerous competitions resulting in cash prizes, smashing its funding target. Having impressed the industry from the start, the anticipated innovation was unleashed on the market last month. The battery-powered airflow backrest cushion uses inbuilt fan technology to not only cool the back, but reduce users’ core temperature by taking away excess heat and moisture. This allows for instant comfort and a reduced risk of hyperthermia. The wheelAIR cushion also offers extra support through a unique blend of carefully selected foams. It is available in four widths to fit all active lightweight rigid and folding wheelchairs with a canvas backrest.