ATLANTA, July 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Active Body, Inc., a startup in the Atlanta area, announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued U.S. Patent 9,649,236 for a new and innovative wheelchair concept. The patent relates to Active Body's design for a wheelchair-rollator hybrid featuring a robotic lift that will allow a wheelchair user to transition naturally to a standing position, where walking is facilitated in a supportive frame.
According to Active Body's president, Charles Wike, "this patent covers a new class of wheelchairs that encourages standing and walking for those who can still do so with some assistance. Health benefits from continued ambulation are significant and well documented. With the dramatic increase in the elderly population and the continued decline in the cost of robotic lift mechanisms, we believe that this concept will represent a significant market niche."
The protection afforded by the patent allows the Company to explore licensing of the technology to medical device manufacturers. Interested parties can visit the Active Body web site at www.activebodyinc.com for product information and animated videos. Contact information for patent licensing opportunities is shown below.
About Active Body, Inc.
Active Body, Inc. is a startup company in the Atlanta, GA area. Our mission is to make life better for the elderly and people with physical deficiencies. Active Body, Inc. has completed an engineering design for a new wheelchair that will encourage continued standing and walking for those who can still do so with some assistance. The Company has built a test chair in collaboration with the Global Center for Medical Innovation (GCMI). Active Body is seeking to license its technology and intellectual property to medical device manufacturers in order to bring the new design to market.
Charles Wike, President
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