Küschall launches its vision for the Superstar — the world’s first graphene wheelchair. Industrial designer Andre Fangueiro and now project leader at Küschall for new developments has joined the Invacare company to redefine the rules of wheelchairs, by utilizing aerospace materials and working in partnership with formula 1 manufacturers to secure the most unprecedented and ultimate driving performance available on the market today.
The Superstar team are industry pioneers, making advancements in the wheelchair market through their development of the first lightweight wheelchair made from Graphene. Küschall are revolutionizing the performance of contemporary wheelchairs with a frame that is 30% lighter and 20% stronger compared to classic carbon wheelchairs, making the superstar truly unique.
The Superstar wheelchair aims to offer the most innovative wheelchair to date by using space-age materials, cutting-edge development technology and a new approach to biomechanics with its direct drive and biomechanical assessment.
The wheelchair features an X-shape geometry with road dampening properties that provides an increase in performance and agility by responding rapidly to every movement. it also features a bespoke backrest with the possibility of a tool-less adjustment, and a tailor-made seat with an integrated seat cushion to also help optimize propelling performance.
“The Küschall Superstar is being designed to enhance a direct drive, by positioning the consumer in the optimal position, we will increase propelling efficiency and reduce the risk of upper body extremities in the future,” explains Andre Fangueiro. “The Superstar will provide an increased agility and drive due to the new responsive geometry. Providing the best weight (1.5kg frame) to acceleration performance, the Superstar will truly be a wonder to drive.”
“Right now we are working on starting our pilot program for co-development with a selected group of consumers and we are already preparing our launch. We will keep you posted on them,” says Fangueiro. “The co-development campaign has launched and we expect that the product will be available to buy in 2020. People can sign up at the www.kuschallsuperstar.com website to get informed about and follow the launch.”