The Whill started life as an innovative device designed to give manual wheelchairs an electric motor so they were self-propelled. But since its inception, the Whill has evolved into a full-fledged personal mobility device with a unique control mechanism and even smartphone connectivity.
And as promised late last year, the Whill is finally available for pre-order — at least if you’re confident in its creators’ crowdfunding Kickstarter campaign. For such a complicated and innovative device, it’s surprising that the Whill’s creators are only trying to raise $US30,000 in funding. In fact, only four people have to pre-order a Whill, with a required donation of $US9500, for them to reach their goal.
But if the mobility solutions already on the market have left you disappointed, pre-ordering a Whill might be worth the leap of faith required. If anything, it looks significantly cooler than what’s come before it, and those dealing with limited mobility can certainly use the boost of confidence. [Whill – Kickstarter]