Our Story

Introduction

It seems incredible that with all the amazing advances in technology, and all the clever gadgets available, that carers are still struggling to push and pull people around in manual wheelchairs. With 70% of people pushing wheelchairs suffering from back problems, it is reminiscent of the 1970s, and the huge struggle to push a heavy petrol engine lawn mower around the garden. An exhausting task and not for the faint-hearted. And then the power-driven mower revolution arrived, and suddenly mowing the lawn became a simple and maybe even an enjoyable task..

It’s difficult enough to push someone in a wheelchair on the flat, but throw in a hill or a few tricky surfaces, and it can be pretty much impossible. This severely limits access and creates barriers to where you can and can’t go.

We realised that the reason you rarely see a wheelchair out and about is actually because it’s just too physically demanding for the carer. If the carer is struggling and the occupant feels like a burden, creating difficulties and anxiety, it’s not going to be a happy day for anyone. Much easier for everyone to stay at home.

We wanted to change this, and create a solution where the carer and the occupant would both really look forward to stress-free days out, spend quality time together and have fun, choosing where they want to go, whether at home or travelling further afield.

To achieve this, the Ypush had to be an integrated product like no other, with seamless power assistance, no extra bolt on bits, no settings to change, be quick to set up and easy to use. Moreover, as a medical product, it would need to be incredibly safe. It took more than 5 years to develop all the unique functions, features, new technology and mechanisms that make it possible.

Using the Ypush, you simply need to walk behind as there is no effort required, enabling everyone to relax and concentrate on having a good time. It can be pushed like a manual wheelchair, but when you need power assistance, the carer simply presses a lever on the right handlebar with their thumb. To turn left or right, simply press a button located under the handle grips. Reverse is also available at the touch of a button.

Much like the power drive mower revolution, what was a difficult and stressful job becomes an easy and enjoyable experience!

We are currently developing a global distribution network, with the first Ypush due off of our production line in the last quarter of 2020.

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Our Team

The team of experts that brought you the Ypush