Eric van Olst, the chief of product innovation & Kenny Chen, the CEO of KARMA Medical.
2018 Red Dot Award Ceremony on 9th.July 2018 at Essen, Germnay.
The Red Dot Award: Product Design has roots dating back as far as 1955 and determines the best products created each year. In 2018, designers and manufacturers from 59 countries submitted more than 6,300 objects to the competition. True to the motto “In search of good design and innovation”, a jury comprising roughly 40 members assessed the products individually based on the original. The strict judging criteria, which include level of innovation, functionality, formal quality, ergonomics and durability, provide a frame of reference which the jurors then complement with their own expertise.
This award is another great encouragement after the chair was awarded the 2015 iF Design Award. It continues to drive us to help users with serious symptoms to have independent mobility.
The growth of the aging population has directed the worldwide wheelchair industry to focus strongly on the elderly demand. However, there are still small groups of people who suffer from rare diseases. These patients have very little control over their body, just like the world-renowned physicist Dr. Stephen Hawking. Therefore, they need a very specific kind of assistive technology to help them to live up with their potential. This is our motive to create EVO Altus.
EVO Altus with Standing Function
The R&D teams from KARMA Taiwan & KARMA Europe have been working for three years to develop this advanced power wheelchair. With the powerful EVO chassis suited with R-Net controls, the chair can operate electrical devices with infrared and Bluetooth, substantially expanding the user function on the chair. Furthermore, EVO Altus provides a wide range of weight shifting features, including lying, tilting, standing, and elevating. It allows users to have a tailored and customized experience.
EVO Altus Electrical Position Conversion: Lifting, Tilt-in-Space, Standing (From left to right.)
EvO Altus Product Video | Youtube
KARMA Medical. Taipei, Taiwan.