The video demonstrates this ease of climbing and descending stairs. Of note the wheelchair user faces uphill when climbing as did the IBOT.
We have also written about Topchair which continues to attract wheelchair users interest from around the world judging by the comments left on the post.
Observer Mobility is positioning their chair as a crossover chair and all terrain chair that has a very eco-friendly battery, silicone power battery reducing pollution and noise.
It can climb stairs to a maximum of 25 degrees, and descend slopes to a maximum of 45 degrees. This makes the chair suitable for curbs, various obstacles, beach and sand roads.
It has synchro seat adjusting gravity equipment, so the seat stays in the horizontal level all the times, making the user feel safe and comfortable when climbing stairs or slopes.
The manufacturer claims that the chair is patented.
The success of products like this depends to a large degree on the cost because most insurance companies and governments are not prepared to reimburse these products to a very high level. Neither are privately funded organisations who in most cases cannot afford higher levels of funding.
With this product being made in China that may help with the cost however Chinese wheelchair and homecare product costs have been steadily rising so that may not be the case. Time will tell.
Observer Mobility is seeking distributors in Europe.