Mads Bendt, the inventor of the Agile 360 wheelchair and co-founder of the development company Agile 360 A/S, was inspired to develop his groundbreaking new wheelchair-concept by what he saw as a stagnated development within the market for powered wheelchairs. In his opinion no real innovative development has taken place in the past 20 years. A stagnation that has happened despite the fact that there has been a considerable development in, i.e., battery technology and materials.

His goal was therefore to create a whole new kind of wheelchair which would be able to considerably improve the user’s optional movements, operating range and maneuverability. Meanwhile it should be a light-weight product with low energy consumption, be able to drive at the same speed as an electric bicycle and be easy to take with you on travels, both with car, train and airplane.

The Vehicle Agile 360

The result was the Agile 360. The name signals the agility of the vehicle, with the ‘360’ indicating that the wheelchair can turn 360o around its own axis. It can e.g. turn around in a doorway. The new developed chassis/wheel frame, with synchronized opposite-turning front- and back wheels provides this maneuverability. A patent application has been sent in for this chassis, and a positive Written Opinion from the European Patent Office has been received. There’s being applied for patent in Europe, the U.S., Canada, China, Japan, South Korea and Australia.  

The Chassis/ Wheel Frame

The core invention is a light and compact highly agile chassis/wheel frame with effective self propelling wheels. Patent application no. WO2015197069 (A1) pending, with a positive Written second Opinion from European Patent Office received. Patent is sought in Europe, the U.S., Canada, China, Japan, South Korea, and Australia.

The light frame is equipped with a synchronous steering and self propelling front and back wheel, fitted so they allow for extreme maneuverability. Furthermore the invention opens up a lot of new ways for suspension and terrain adaption.

During the construction of functional model 2 a new suspension system and a new type of braking system has been developed, both of which are suited for patent. Funding is sought in order that patent applications can also be made for these two new innovations in the same series of countries as mentioned above.

The Company Agile 360 A/S

Agile 360 A/S has been founded to develop this epochal innovation to all mobility-challenged persons and to bring it to the world market. As of now, the company has constructed and tested a prototype, Functional Model 1. finished in march 2016 and Functional Model 2, which has been supplied with design, in November 2016.

Contact Info

Contact info:

Agile 360 A/S
CVR: 37127965
Inge Lehmanns Gade 10, Kontor 6.017
DK-8000 Aarhus C
Tel: +45 86 20 50 05

CEO: Aage Dragsted

Chairman: Øjvind Huldgaard

CINO: Mads Bendt

Layer: Huldgaard Advokater

Bank: Handelsbanken

Accountant: Deloitte