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    Nino Robotics wheelchair

    Has anyone on here seen or got one of these?

    http://www.nino-robotics.co.uk/nino/

    They are being shown at Naidex at the NEC this week. I cannot get there so I'm having a demo at my home on Friday. If anyone on here has already got one or tried one I'd like to know your thoughts on it as from what I can tell for someone who has good control of their trunk it seems like the ideal thing to use when going over the terrible pavements their are in the UK.

    Thanks.

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    I have now set up a gofundme campaign to raise money towards buying one of these at this link:

    https://www.gofundme.com/owens-electric-wheelchair-fund

    and I would be very grateful if anyone would donate to it and also share it with your friends.

    Thank you.

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    How much are those things? Well cool.

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    There are various chairs that work on a similar principle, the one I am interested in starts at £7,250, some like the Genny are twice as much for pretty much the same thing.

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    HI Owen,

    I suffer with almost intolerable back pain due to bodged surgery as well as Gout, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis and what is suspected to be Adhesive Arachnoiditis. I have to have very good suspension and have been using a large mobility scooter (TGA Breeze 4) until recently. The roads and pavements around where I live are some of the worse in the country.

    I have tried a few powerchairs and most are absolute rubbish and not fit for purpose.

    I'm using a Puma 40 which I got on ebay for less than £2,000.00 (almost £7,000.00 new). It was only a few months old and had done less than 100 miles. I only bought this after doing a LOT of research. The suspension on it is very good and it has changed my life.

    Before purchasing such a 'gimmicky' wheelchair, which will probably be completely unsuitable, I think you should read this:

    http://www.wheelchairdriver.com/boar...php?f=2&t=5624

    If you can find the time, a good look around the site will be a real 'eyeopener' for you.

    Good luck,

    Trevor

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    Interesting;
    BTW the link in the OP does not work but a google search will soon find this product.

    But am I the only one who thinks that this is more of a toy than a disability aid?

    OK, it's cool (it's got a smartphone app so it must be. LOL)- but so were segways when they first came out.
    How many segways are now rotting in garages worldwide.
    After a few face plants people stopped playing with them.

    Sorry Owen, but I don't think that your gofundme is going to be a success.
    If you need a wheelchair then maybe set your sights on something functional rather than gimmicky.

    (I can actually see more non-disabled people buying these, just for the fun).
    I'm intelligent enough to know that I don't know everything.
    But I'm good at searching for, and finding, stuff.

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    I agree with you Nukecad, on all counts.

    Here you are Owen: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Handicare-...16.m2518.l4276

    A much better option for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sky View Post
    I agree with you Nukecad, on all counts.

    Here you are Owen: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Handicare-...16.m2518.l4276

    A much better option for you.
    Totally agree. l have a Puma 40, FWD, and highly recommend them.
    No single thing can define me; not my work, not my politics, not my hobbies, not my vices and not my disability. I'm way more complex than that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sky View Post
    I agree with you Nukecad, on all counts.

    Here you are Owen: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Handicare-...16.m2518.l4276

    A much better option for you.
    Totally agree. l have a Puma 40, FWD, and highly recommend them.
    No single thing can define me; not my work, not my politics, not my hobbies, not my vices and not my disability. I'm way more complex than that!

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