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WHILL powered wheelchair hailed for enhancing independent living

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Mobility supplier TGA has won the British Healthcare Trades Association (BHTA) Independent Living Design Award 2018 for its WHILL Model C powered wheelchair.

The winner was voted by manufacturers, designers and retailers who were invited to nominate products they believed to have “significantly enhanced independent living.”

The WHILL Model C was deemed by judges to be exceptional in terms of enabling independence, improving quality of life, innovation, price accessibility, ease of use and aesthetic appeal.

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The model can be dismantled into three manageable components, has touch-sensitive ‘mouse style’ steering and a remote control app.

Daniel Stone, managing director at TGA, said: “WHILL Model C has now won seven prestigious awards but more importantly, it has empowered style-conscious people with disabilities to achieve more from life through pioneering practicality and aesthetics.

“Our remarkable powerchair focuses on enhancing self-esteem and confidence whilst delivering levels of inclusion and accessibility never seen before in the UK.

“We are delighted as a business to have won the BHTA Independent Living Design Award for the third time as it reiterates our commitment to innovation. This latest accolade is a testament to WHILL Model C’s exceptional Japanese design and proven ability to change peoples’ lives.”

The BHTA award is the latest addition to WHILL Model C’s collection, which includes the CES 2018 Innovation Award, If Design Award, International Design Excellence Award, Japan’s Good Design Award, ‘Best of the Best’ Red Dot Award (healthcare category) and TIME Best Innovation.

TGA Mobility specialises in scooters and designs, manufacturers and provides mobility products.

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