TGA powerchair scoops fifth international design award


TGA’s WHILL Model C powerchair has won the ‘Best of the Best’ category at the Red Dot Design Awards 2018, which marks its fifth international design award.

The advanced powerchair’s trophy cabinet includes a CES 2018 Innovation Award, If Design Award, International Design Excellence Award and Japan’s Good Design Award.

In The Red Dot Award this year, over 6,000 product applications from more than 59 countries were submitted and assessed by a panel of independent and international jurors.

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Judges awarded a Red Dot to products with high design quality and submissions deemed the most ground-breaking received the ‘Best of the Best’ classification.

The WHILL aims to provide the opportunity for wider independence both in terms of user demographic and accessibility.

It can be dismantled into three lightweight components for easy transportation and its ‘Omni’ wheels provide a very tight turning circle.

The WHILL features touch-sensitive ‘mouse style’ steering, a remote control app and streamlined aesthetics.

Daniel Stone, TGA managing director, said: “Once again this latest award highlights how WHILL Model C has successfully challenged mobility convention.

“No other product is able to deliver such a positive and supportive experience for greater self-esteem. As a category-defining product, WHILL Model C has been developed with the wheelchair user fully in mind.

“It is a solution designed to allow people to achieve their full potential whilst delivering confidence through contemporary aesthetics.

“WHILL Model C is truly a game-changer and its developers fully deserve this latest accolade.”

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