A’ Design Award and Competition has recently announced that the winner of the Golden A’ Design Award in the Differently Abled and Seniors’ Assistance Design Category was awarded to Autoadapt’s BraunAbility for their new Q-Series Wheelchair Lift.
Autoadapt’s part-owner, BraunAbility, global leader in wheelchair lifts, introduced the innovative wheelchair lift to the international mobility market earlier this year. The Q-Series engineering team designed the lift specifically for attractive aesthetics, noise improvement, and safety.
The new lift combines an eye-catching curved design language with innovative use of geometry, resulting not only in a 10 percent weight reduction over its predecessor, but also a 300 percent improvement in rigidity. A unique “Auto-Tite” system prevents noise while the vehicle is in motion, making the lift between 40 and 400 percent quieter than benchmark comparisons in testing. Integrated side-plate LED lights, an industry first, illuminate the platform for wheelchair users and alert nearby pedestrians and drivers that a wheelchair lift is in use.
For a more in-depth look at BraunAbility’s new wheelchair lift, go to their YouTube channel to learn about the research, engineering, testing and production involved to bring us their award winning lift.