At A/S Aabentoft, we have our own development department with expert technical engineers.
In the development department, we work every day with tasks that aim to improve wheelchair users’ living conditions, both small and big issues. As something new and interesting, entertainment for wheelchair users has been implemented at Aabentoft.
The department works specifically with two general types of assistive devices, i.e. electronic and mechanical devices, respectively. Some of the assistive devices are absolutely vital for wheelchair users, while others enable users to do things that would otherwise be impossible.
The common denominator is that both make everyday life easier for wheelchair users.
The electronic assistive devices include devices that facilitate environment control. Why settle for an old-fashioned joystick where each button has just one function, if more user-friendly options are available? Of course buttons should have more than one function each.
The joystick’s functions are directly related to the wheelchair user’s surroundings. Opening doors and windows are just two of the joystick’s many functions.
As a part of our development projects, entertainment has come into focus at the request of wheelchair users who simply wanted to have the same things as their peers who are not tied to wheelchairs. After a lot of tears, sweat and not least an incredible amount of hours, Aabentoft’s newly developed PlayStation Interface was created.
The PlayStation Interface makes it possible for wheelchair users to play and entertain themselves via the brave new world of PlayStation. Why not make use of the wheelchair’s many functions by connecting this to the consol? ‘Become a race driver in your own four-wheel drive’, was one of A/S Aabentoft’s ideas.
Mechanical assistive devices include both standardised devices for wheelchair users, and not least customised and unique devices.
Standardised assistive devices include electric safety belts, hand heaters, respirator boxes and chin control fittings. User-defined assistive devices are created when the individual and unique user has specific needs and requirements for their everyday life. In such cases, we enter into dialogue with the customer to optimise the product as much as possible, until we end up with a product that makes life better for the wheelchair user.
In other words, user-defined assistive devices are created on the basis of the wheelchair user’s own ideas. At A/S Aabentoft, we are very interested in starting dialogues with users who have specific requirements they would like to discuss.
Our development department collaborates closely with our production department. At A/S
Aabentoft, we develop and manufacture components and other devices that are important elements in the process. This means that we handle the idea all the way to the final product.
And because of this, at A/S Aabentoft, we can vouch for our products.