Red Dot Design Award
Stair-Climbing Wheelchair

Scewo Bro

Scewo Bro | Red Dot Design Award

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Boundless freedom

The everyday life of wheelchair users is full of obstacles. For example, overcoming sidewalks or stairs often is a big challenge. With a Scewo Bro wheelchair, stairs and steps can be climbed independently. Based on an innovative combination of two big wheels and built-in tracks, it ensures agile, comfortable mobility and a safe ride in almost all weather conditions. Its safety components are designed for active and versatile driving, which effectively means that the driver never runs the risk of tipping over. Clearly defined lines give Scewo Bro an elegant yet sporty look that easily adapts to different user lifestyles. Technologically sophisticated, it offers intuitive control via joystick. The driving mode can be engaged for driving to work or on a trip into nature. Featuring a comfortable seat height of 60 cm and independent balancing, users do not need to counterbalance movements with their upper body. Similar to a lift, the seat position can be raised to almost one metre if required. On slippery surfaces or steep passages, the track mode is selected. At the push of a button, the Scewo Bro is ready for climbing stairs, gently lifting the driver onto the first step, and even handling stairs that follow a slight curve arrangement. This wheelchair promotes a new freedom and quality of life – making previously inaccessible places accessible.

Statement by the Jury

Solving known paradigms, the Scewo Bro electric wheelchair offers completely new possibilities for people with physical impairments. It is able to handle all types of steps with ease, so that they are no longer obstacles. Clear and concise in structure, it blends in seamlessly with its elegant yet sporty design. Also highly impressive are the seating comfort, the way the seat height adjusts by itself and the easy-to-grasp, intuitive interaction via joystick.

Red Dot Design Award

Credits
  • Manufacturer:
    Scewo AG, Winterthur, Switzerland
  • In-house design:
    Thomas Gemperle Pascal Trachsler
Scewo Bro | Red Dot Design Award