The DRAGON Powerchair project
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Who is it for?
If you want to look people in the eye, and take on all that life has to offer, the DRAGON might just be for you.
If you expect an active lifestyle, it doesn't matter about your age. Children, teenagers or adults all might like to try it out, provided you weigh less than 75 kilos/12 stone.
If you need a powerchair that thinks as you do, then read on...
The DRAGON Mark II has in mind the new generation of integrated young people who like to get their own drinks from the bar, travel freely on accessible public transport, or drive their own car from a wheelchair. They may want to get to college, earn their own living, go out with friends, have fun with their family, travel the world even - whatever they have the gifts for.
The DRAGON Mark II also has in mind the little ones for whom mobility is vital before immobility restricts their horizons. People learn 50% of everything they ever know in life before they are 5 years old. The DRAGON seeks to help pre-school children learn positive things about themselves that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.
The DRAGON Mark II is designed for anyone who wants a power chair which gives them versatility of movement.
It's designed for those who want high performance and responsiveness, and who want one machine to cope with as many
of their chosen activities as possible with the minimum adaptation of their environment (see our design principles).
What is so special about it?
The DRAGON is designed by Dan Everard, the pioneering designer of the TURBO, which revolutionised children's wheelchair provision in the eighties. Anyone who used a TURBO Mark VI as a child may think they don't have to ask how special the DRAGON is, but they should, because in many respects it's even better than the Turbo was.
The Dragon MarkI prototype was built in 1995. It has been developed further over the last nine years and tested thoroughly by Dan's daughter Ruth, in daily use through school, university and now in the workplace. Two other users of prototype Dragons have also given vital feedback from daily experience over the same period.
To talk to someone, or book a trial, contact dragonmobility.