TEK RMD – standing, back-loading powerchair

MATIA Robotics has a new video up for their TEK RMD (Robotic Mobilization Device) demoing the latest iteration of their standing, back-loading powerchair.

The TEK RMD is an exciting wheelchair concept because:

  • You get into it via the back and with a remote control, the device can be driven to where you are.
  • It’s designed to use it while standing up. But even in the standing position, it’s possible to transition into a seated position temporarily.

Some potential downsides of it include:

  • The wheels are smaller and because it’s designed to be used while standing, it probably wouldn’t handle that well in the outdoors.
  • It may not be very comfortable after prolonged use.

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