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Disabled Entrepreneurs Launch Latest High Tech Mobility Device

The award-winning distributors of the Omeo mobility device are launching a second game-changing piece of kit.

Following their success in gaining investment on BBC’s Dragon’s Den (pictured above), Cristian Brownlee (right) and Matt Walker (left) of Adapt Ability have launched the Adapto, an all-terrain powered wheelchair.

The hand-steered gyro-based wheelchair has a height-adjustable seat, an intuitive braking system and the ability to cover up to 35 miles on a single charge, plus its zero degree turn capability allows it to manoeuvre in tight spaces.

Gravel, grass, forest, beach or slopes, the Adapto’s self-levelling tech and pneumatic tyres ensure comfort whatever the terrain, while its ‘Air Ride’ cushion means that users can stay out for longer without feeling jaded or tired.

Additionally, the Adapto can be personalised with various backrests and pressure-relieving cushions.

“The heart of the Adapt Ability business is social enterprise – our goal is to improve people’s lives by offering the equipment they need to integrate back into society,” explained Cristian, who sustained a spinal cord injury at T4 level in 2011, rendering him completely paralysed from the chest down.

“With the launch of the Adapto we’re extremely excited to be able to offer yet another innovative product designed to maximise the freedom of people with mobility impairments.”

Cristian took top prize in this year’s prestigious Stelios Awards for Disabled Entrepreneurs, and you can find out more about him and his company Adapt Ability in the next issue of Living with Disability.

To find out more about the Adapto or Omeo mobility devices visit



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