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.