9 Sep 2015

Ogo – the Award Winning Electric Wheelchair

From New Zealand Society, 3:40 pm on 9 September 2015
Kevin Halsall and his award-winning electric wheelchair.

Kevin Halsall and his award-winning electric wheelchair. Photo: Joel Maxwell

Ogo is a patented active moving seat control system which runs on lithium ion batteries. In other words, it's an electric wheelchair - and it's just won a $10 000 prize from an Innovate Competition run by Manawatu based Building Better Companies. Kevin Halsall is a designer and mould maker for the plastics industry. Amelia Nurse visits his massive workshop in Otaki to have a look at the Ogo prototype.

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