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'Life-changing wheelchair' made in New Zealand, ready for world market

Virginia Fallon12:09, Mar 09 2019

 

Ben Lucas has one word to explain his new wheelchair: freedom.

Since he took delivery of the hands-free, motorised chair in December, things have changed for the Christchurch man.

"Its been quite profound, the change. I can't stop thinking of all the things I can do and will do now.

 


 

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"Everyone who gets on it is amazed at how it feels. They can go to the beach for the first time in 20 or 30 years and they'll be in tears."

Halsall now employs eight staff members and had orders from New Zealand, Australia, Europe, Canada and the USA.

"The wheelchair industry certainly needed a shake up and we've pulled it into the 21st century."

The Omeo carries an international price of $17,000 USD and in New Zealand ACC would fund eligible applicants.

 

 

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/111154718/lifechanging-wheelchair-made-in-new-zealand-ready-for-world-market

 

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The hands-free, electric Omeo was developed by Kevin Halsall, and is now ready for world sales.

 

The Omeo carries an international price of $17,000 USD and in New Zealand ACC would fund eligible applicants.

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