Shock-Absorbing Wheels Let Riders Rediscover the Thrill of Adventure
Critics said wheelchairs couldn't sport suspensions; SoftWheel proves them wrong
For as long as the wheel has been around, people have said that there’s no need to reinvent it. Indeed, ‘innovation’ and ‘invention’ are two distinct words, the former implying some level of iteration to better preexisting items while the latter is something completely new and mysterious. Neither novel nor boring ideas ever exist on one end of the spectrum though—take SoftWheel, for example, a company reshaping the experience of riding wheelchairs.
PSFK chatted with SoftWheel’s CEO Daniel Barel to learn what makes this wheel unique from the rest, along with how current implementations service hundreds of wheelchair-bound Israeli and American veterans.