This is where Morph Wheels come to the rescue! Morph Wheels are the first ever foldable wheels for wheelchairs that make moving around and traveling a whole lot easier. These wheels fold to almost half their size and can be easily stored in a bag which ultimately makes moving in and out of cars, taxis, planes a breeze. If you are in a car, these wheels are just another piece of luggage, which makes room for all the other luggage you are carrying with you, and also does not require a bigger car to accommodate the wheelchair. In planes, Morph Wheels can be easily tucked into the overhead compartment.
The wheels come with a fail safe feature too – in order to fold the wheels, the quick release axle needs to be inserted through the hub of the wheel, thus ensuring complete safety of the user. Once folded, the tire on the wheel can be easily replaced without the need of special tools too.
Watch this video to see how Morph Wheels work and what users have to say about them.
Just yesterday, Maddak, the company that makes Morph Wheels was awarded the 2013 Popular Science Best of What’s New award in the Health category. Maddak was chosen from a pool of thousands who apply for this award. To read more about the award, Morph Wheels, and Maddak, proceed to read the full press release.
Morph™ Wheels Wins 2013 Popular Science Best of What’s New Award in Health
First-Ever Foldable Wheelchair Wheel Enhances Mobility for Disabled
Maddak, Inc. today announced Morph™ Wheels, the first-ever foldable wheelchair wheels, received the 2013 Popular Science Best of What’s New award in the Health category. The awards were announced in the December issue of the magazine on newsstands November 12th. Each year, Popular Science reviews thousands of new products and chooses the top 100 winners across 12 categories for inclusion. Morph™ Wheels were chosen for their significant innovation and advancement of wheelchair functionality.
“We’re honored to receive such a prestigious award from Popular Science,” said Kathleen Hanek, Director of Operations and Product Management at Maddak, Inc. “Morph™ Wheels were created in true collaboration with the wheelchair user community and we’re proud to have developed a product that addresses a real need.”
Morph™ Wheels transform the daily lives of wheelchair users by increasing their mobility and freedom. They fit all manual wheelchairs that accommodate a wheel with a quick release axle and will not fold as long as the release axle is inserted through the wheel hub. When folded, the compact size makes them particularly convenient for travel. For instance, they can fit into the overhead bin of an airplane, reducing the potential for damage. It also increases accessibility to car travel as the wheels can fit into cars of any size including small compact cars and taxis. For more information visit Morph™ Wheels and www.morphwheels.com.
“The Best of What’s New Awards is our magazine’s top honor, and the 100 awardees are selected from a pool of thousands. Each winner is handpicked and revolutionary in its own way. Whether they’re poised to change the world or simply your living room, the Best of What’s New awardees challenge us to the see the future in a new light,” said Cliff Ransom, Executive Editor of Popular Science.
Maddak Inc. manufactures products that simplify the tasks of daily living – eating, drinking, dressing, grooming, bathing, toileting – for seniors, people with disabilities and people undergoing rehabilitation. The company mission is to provide quality products that enable people to maximize their independence and remain active despite any limitations they may face. Marketed under the Ableware® brand name, the Maddak product line includes over 500 products sold through medical and hospital supply centers, pharmacies, homecare centers and internet outlets. Established in 1971, Maddak Inc., headquartered in Wayne, NJ is the largest U.S. manufacturer of assistive devices, clinical modalities and home healthcare and rehabilitation products.