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Pioneering WHILL Model C powerchair from TGA wins fifth prestigious international design award

30th August, 2018

WHILL Model C from TGA, the technological advanced powered wheelchair with cutting-edge transportability, style and manoeuvrability, has been awarded the acclaimed ‘Best of the Best’ Red Dot Design Award 2018.

This latest achievement adds to the collection of accolades already achieved by WHILL Model C which includes a CES 2018 Innovation Award, If Design Award, International Design Excellence Award and Japan’s Good Design Award*.

Established in 1955, The Red Dot Award is one of the most sought after design awards in the world organised by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen in Essen, Germany. This year, over 6,000 product applications from more than 59 countries were submitted and assessed by a panel of independent and international jurors. These experts awarded a Red Dot to products with high design quality and submissions deemed the most ground-breaking received the ‘Best of the Best’ classification. WHILL Model C achieved this incredible accolade within the healthcare category.

The remarkable success of Japanese-developed WHILL Model C within these award programmes is testament to its exceptional design and ability to change peoples’ lives. Exclusively supplied by TGA in the UK, WHILL Model C is unlike any other electric wheelchair. It provides the opportunity for wider independence both in terms of user demographic and accessibility. It can be dismantled into three lightweight components for easy transportation and its ‘Omni’ wheels provide the tightest feasible turning circle for ultimate versatility inside and out. Combined with touch-sensitive ‘mouse style’ steering, remote control App and streamlined aesthetics, the beautifully engineered WHILL Model C delivers a new level of self-assurance and inclusion to people living with restricted mobility.

To have gained the highly respected ‘Best of the Best’ Red Dot Award, in the Healthcare category, is an outstanding achievement as Daniel Stone, TGA Managing Director explains: “Once again this latest award highlights how WHILL Model C has successfully challenged mobility convention. No other product is able to deliver such a positive and supportive experience for greater self-esteem. As a category-defining product, WHILL Model C has been developed with the wheelchair user fully in mind. It is a solution designed to allow people to achieve their full potential whilst delivering confidence through contemporary aesthetics. WHILL Model C is truly a game-changer and its developers fully deserve this latest accolade. We are proud to provide such a world-leading, user-centric

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