Chronus Robotics’ Kim-e

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Despite advancements in powered wheelchairs, which now feature Bluetooth, GPS, USB ports, touchscreens, and more, about 70% of wheelchair users still prefer manual wheelchairs. This preference is mainly due to the bulkiness, weight, and slower speed of powered wheelchairs. Manual wheelchairs, albeit having evolved in materials from wood to aluminium, titanium, and carbon fibre, have remained fundamentally unchanged in design over the centuries. Chronus Robotics, however, is set to change this narrative with its groundbreaking product, the Kim-e.

Introducing the Kim-e: A Leap Forward in Mobility

The Kim-e is not just a wheelchair; it’s a self-balancing personal mobility robot that stands out for its unique features. Unlike traditional wheelchairs, the Kim-e is completely controlled by upper body movements, allowing users’ hands to remain free. It can swiftly change from sitting to standing positions, enabling operation at eye level and enhancing interaction in social settings.

Features That Set Kim-e Apart

  • Eye-Level Height: Kim-e offers the ability to lift users to an eye-level height with a single-button operation.
  • Lightweight and Compact: Weighing only 38 kg and being just 59 cm wide, Kim-e is more compact and lighter than most manual wheelchairs.
  • Speed and Agility: With a maximum speed of 20 km/h, Kim-e provides an agile and efficient mode of transportation.
  • Comfort and Control: The device integrates an air shock absorber for a comfortable ride and is easily controlled through intuitive upper body movements.
  • Ergonomics and Accessibility: The ergonomic saddle, folding backrest, and leg supports are designed for comfort and ease of transfer.

Technical Specifications of Kim-e

  • Max Speed: 20 km/h (normal mode), 4 – 12 km/h (limited mode)
  • Battery: 620 Wh / 55.5 V / 11.2 Ah, 4-hour charge time
  • Range: Up to 30 km
  • User Weight Capacity: 40 – 90 kg
  • Dimensions: 59 cm wide, 60 – 70 cm long, 105 cm high

Health Benefits of Using Kim-e

Kim-e is not just about mobility; it’s also about health. Its design encourages an ergonomic posture that benefits the spine, particularly the neck, and involves muscles of the vertebral column, thus promoting better muscle tone. The riding posture positively affects cardiovascular and respiratory functions and reduces diaphragm pressure, which can aid in digestion and bowel movements. Beyond physical health, the dignity and confidence that come from using Kim-e can have a significant positive impact on mental health.

Source: Chronus Robotics

Nadin Danielsson

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Nadin Danielsson is a dynamic tech enthusiast whose passion lies in discovering and showcasing the most innovative and captivating products in the technology landscape. With a keen eye for design and functionality, Nadin has established herself as a prominent figure in the tech community, known for her ability to identify and highlight the latest trends and breakthroughs.

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