Polymorit has recently introduced the Wheellator to its range of products aimed at increasing the freedom and mobility of users.
Born in Finland, designers say it comes from a pedigree rooted in the design and manufacture of walking aids created for a rugged environment.
The company detailed how trials are currently underway at Stansted and Manchester Airports, and hopes it can be “another step on the journey to providing equality of access.”
Andy Wright, managing director at Accessible Travel Consultancy Services, commented on the new product.
He said: “The Wheellator is a new PRM innovation which I was recently introduced to. It caught my eye as a piece of equipment that could be utilised by the independent PRM, who doesn’t like to use a wheelchair or buggy, but at the same time would possibly struggle with the distance between check-in and departure gate.
Adding: “Equally I felt that it may be suitable for a PRM who had been assisted to airside reception, but then wanted the independence to go for a coffee or to the toilet unaided.”