12 percent more carbon aims to boost wheelchair performance at speed
Aiming to provide enhanced stability and control to wheelchair users, Loopwheels has launched its Loopwheel Carbon wheel, with 12 percent more carbon added to its vibration reducing springs.
According to the company, the new wheel delivers increased lateral stability and better cornering at speed for wheelchair users, as well as an aesthetically pleasing carbon finish.
Gemma Pearce, Managing Director of Loopwheels, said: “We have been listening to our customers who told us that they wanted a Loopwheel that performed better at speed and had a more technical appearance. That’s what we have been working on, by adding more carbon into our existing high-performance springs. We are delighted with the result.”
In 2018, Loopwheels ran tests on its wheels after reviewing research about the extent to which vibrations in wheelchairs can be harmful to the user, causing lower back pain, spasms, spasticity, pressure ulcers, and fatigue.
Results showed that its wheels can reduce damaging vibrations by up to 70 percent in the range of 5hz to 13Hz compared to a standard spoked wheel, with the company producing its ‘Clinical Indications for Loopwheels’ as a guide for healthcare professionals.