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Frustrated at watching his partner struggling to propel her wheelchair, Paul used his skills to design a solution. The result was Grippoz, a wheelchair rim cover with a unique grip feature. Grippoz enables users to manoeuvre the chair more easily and can assist users with little grip or strength to self-propel.
Paul's partner Diana now has much more independence. When she goes out in her chair not only can she manoeuvre better herself but passers-by will stop and comment on the colourful wheelchair trims.
Grippoz is made from hard-wearing, antibacterial, dirt resistant silicone offering users additional protection from germs and infection. Its robust design also helps to protect furniture from bumps and scrapes. The product is designed for the adult population of wheelchair users and is produced in a black or pink colour to fit a 24 inch wheel.
Grippoz aims to become a profitable community-owned business, providing training and employment opportunities for local young people and developing the local Perthshire economy. Investing in further products for the disabled and adaptive markets and improving the quality of life experienced by wheelchair users and their carers.
To raise the money to go into production, Grippoz will be running a campaign on Kickstarter, the established Crowdfunding platform used by many social enterprises and design companies. Grippoz will be available to purchase on Kickstarter from early November.
Grippoz is a subsidiary of GrowBiz, a successful community-based enterprise support organisation with charitable status in Perthshire, Scotland.
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Tel: 07977 - 067055

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Company Registration No. 278156. Scottish Charity No. SC 029210