UPnRide's standing wheelchair. (courtesy) courtesy
UPnRide's standing wheelcha

The UPnRIDE standing wheelchair can improve quality of life for millions of people with serious mobility issues.

By United with Israel Staff

Israeli company UPnRIDE Robotics Ltd. received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its revolutionary Robotic Standing Wheelchair, which provides users with safe and functional mobility in a standing position in almost any environment.

“I have had a long-standing vision that all people confined to a wheelchair should have access to enhanced mobility and enjoy the many health benefits associated with the ability to perform everyday tasks in a standing position,” said UPnRIDE’s founder and president. “With the introduction of UPnRIDE, this dream is becoming a reality.”

UPnRIDE is a robotic mobility device that provides full and safe functional mobility for most wheelchair users, including paraplegics, quadriplegics, the elderly and people suffering from multiple sclerosis, Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS), cerebral palsy, stroke, traumatic brain injury, and other conditions that limit physical movement.

“The approval of our UPnRIDE standing wheelchair is another very important milestone in our mission to offer health benefits and improved quality of life to millions of people suffering from walking impairments,” said Goffer, a quadriplegic himself.

Seven years ago, Goffer spoke at the AIPAC Policy Conference, promising that he would return to the stage upright. Last week, he did just that, standing in front of 18,000 attendees using his life-changing innovation.

“By enabling upright mobility, UPnRIDE delivers numerous health, economic and societal benefits,” UPnRIDE’s CEO Oren Tamari said in a recent statement. “It reduces the visibility of the disability, providing wheelchair users with a fresh, new perspective on the world, on themselves, and on life”

Goffer previously developed ReWalk, a wearable robotic exoskeleton exoskeleton that enables people with spinal cord injury to stand upright and walk. The company is continuing to develop innovations to help disabled people function more effectively in societies designed for fully mobile individuals.