Scottish start-up launches new temperature control products for wheelchair users


WheelAir, the company behind the first temperature control system for wheelchairs, has today launched a new line of products in time for the summer.

One year after its expansion into The Netherlands, the Scottish start-up has announced the new WAgo and WAcare lines, aimed specifically at heat, humidity and moisture control.

“We are thrilled to finally launch the new product lines,” said Corien Staels, WheelAir Managing Director.

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“Not only do they add more versatility to our product range but they also show we’re at the forefront of the conversation around heat and moisture management for wheelchair users.”

The WAgo line features a new WheelAir Cusion Cover, a specially designed seat cushion cover which can be fitted to any wheelchair cushion to provide effective temperature and humidity control for wheelchair users.

Other additions to the WAgo line include the customisable Lumbar Support cushions and Tension Adjustable Straps, while the classic Slingback has been updated.

WAcare provides customisable solutions, in partnership with authorised partners, for complex seating needs. A clinician or technician can select the desired component and configuration of the WheelAir System, depending on the users’ requirements.

Alongside the new product launch, WheelAir has conducted new research and developed an extensive clinical assessment toolkit to help clinicians evaluate their clients’ heat and moisture-related symptoms.

“Heat and moisture are well-known risk factors for those working with complex seating needs and so we wanted to reflect this in our product range,” said Staels. “WheelAir has spent the past 5 years researching heat and moisture to better understand how to recognise symptoms.

“We have now created clinical tools to improve the efficiency of evaluating heat and moisture risks for wheelchair users. All of this, ultimately, solidifies the evidence-base used to justify the purchases or reimbursement of WheelAir products.”

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