Freedom One Life is developing a new generation of wheelchairs to empower those with physical disabilities to lead more independent, adventurous lives.
Freedom One Life is currently awaiting closure pending final checks.
If you ask anyone who uses a powerchair, whether they use it to go to work, or travel the world, everyone has a horror story about breaking down and being stranded. Existing power wheelchairs are not built to be used all day, everyday.
People end up stuck at home if their chair breaks down – waiting several weeks to get it repaired. Ultimately, they limit their life based on the limitations of their wheelchair. They don’t go out at night, alone, in bad weather, they don’t go far from home, some never even go on holiday.
The more breakdowns people have, the more they limit how they live their life. If you use a conventional powerchair daily, it is almost always in your mind. Will it fit on the bus? It’s raining, will it breakdown? Are the pavements accessible? Do I have enough charge to get home? Should I bring the (huge) charger? If I do breakdown, what will I do? At the airport, will they break it?
Freedom One Life want to completely redefine this experience, they want their wheelchair to almost be ‘forgotten about’ and for people to focus on their day/life and trust that their chair will just work as it should.
The founder, Alex Papanikolaou, created Freedom One Life (FOL) due to the limitations of the stagnant powerchair market which he experienced first-hand. FOL’s vision is to deliver radical change to the market, offering a revolutionary power wheelchair to improve independence and stretch the boundaries of powerchair users.