Icon is a company built around a single guiding principle – to do what’s required to make the lives of people who use wheelchairs as locomotion better. To achieve that goal, Icon will manufacture a line of innovative manual wheelchairs and accessories, and market them using both traditional distribution channels as well as new market delivery mechanisms that the novel design of the Icon wheelchair will facilitate.
Icon Wheelchairs Inc. is the only wheelchair company poised to be a pivotal player in theglobal, billion dollar, wheelchair industry, and the only manufacturer majority owned and operated by wheelchair users- giving Icon a unique corporate identity, authenticity, and a unique platform from which to invent, manufacture and promote its products.
In addition to an entirely new aesthetic, the Icon brings the key innovations of adjustability, modularity, and suspension, without any concession to weight or performance:
‘Custom Fit’- the chair can adjust and be readjusted to almost any body
allows for easy fitting and quick delivery to users design lends itself to streamline, factory assembly by relatively unskilled
labor each module can be independently upgraded and multiple special use modules can be owned and used by a single user The chair will break down in to several parts that are easy to stow
The chair has a shock absorber, dampening vibration on rough surfaces
Allows users to venture to locations a standard wheelchair could not handle
With design elements of adjustability, modularity, and suspension, the Icon will be mass-produced, instead of custom hand-built like the major competitors. Adjustability will ensure a true fit, and allow for personal changes by the user, and the mass production method brings obvious cost benefits that will allow more people to enjoy the benefits the chair offers.
The chair will be priced competitively against other premium wheelchairs distributed in the developed world. Icon will work closely with top international NGO’s to provide its newest innovations to individuals in need in developing economies.