British trike manufacturer, Tomcat Special Needs Innovation, has partnered with Norwegian firm SmartBrake to showcase patented technology at Naidex 2021.
Both organisations develop innovative design solutions for the disabled market and hope to make cycling more accessible to those that are in search of a more advanced braking system.
SmartBrake allows a carer to stop a trike at the touch of a button from a distance of up to 15 metres away.
In addition, when the carer is outside of that 15 metre range, the system detects this and applies the brakes, ensuring safety for the rider.
Morten H. Østli, CEO and co-founder of SmartGroup commented: “SmartGroup is excited to present our unique SmartBrake technology at Naidex 2021. Our meetings with users, therapists and suppliers give us valuable input to further develop our products. We are also very much looking forward to participating with our UK distributor, Tomcat SNI. Together we can create more activity for everyone, regardless of disability.”
Tomcat will be showcasing trikes for both the adult and children/teenage market on stand C125 at this year’s Naidex, taking place in Birmingham on September 15-16.
Bob Griffin, MD and Founder of Tomcat said: “As a renowned innovator and bespoke builder of mobility or special needs tricycles, we find our customers often lack grip, strength or reach in their fingers, making it difficult for them to brake and cycle safely, however, Smartbrake gives us the technology to overcome those issues with just the slightest movement of fingers or thumb. As the UK sole distributor for Smartbrake, we are pleased to advise and assist any business or private individual, in how they too can benefit from this great advance in safe cycling.”