Addseat: a gyroscopic vehicle for people with physical disabilities

– a good complement to a manual wheelchair

User on her Addseat
User on her Addseat

Description
Addseat is an easily operated gyroscopic vehicle for wheelchair users. Max speed is 20 km/h. The seat can slide, which allows the user to easily move the center of gravity forward or backward as needed to brake. The handlebar can be folded and the seat is equipped with a parking function to facilitate transfers to and from the vehicle. The seat has a folding backrest and the entire seat is removable, which makes the vehicle easier to fit into a car.

Model name: Addseat

Users comments
The specially modified vehicle has made a big difference to the user. Her life is now much more mobile and she can get around on her own in situations that were previously impossible, like moving on a beach, in snow or pulling her children in a bicycle trailer.
To get a modified Segway Marit contacted Hedemora Anpassning. Together, they managed to build a Segway seat that works.
Marit founded the company AddMovement to help others enjoy a more mobile life. AddMovement offers a series of standard solutions and specially built seats for the Segway and other gyro vehicles.
The original version was designed for the Segway, but it can be individually adapted for many different needs and desires.

Purchased from
AddMovement, addmovement.com/ (last checked July 2017)

Whose idea
The user

This tip is from 2012

User on a walk with her daughter. Photo from www.addmovement.se/the-addseat/
User on a walk with her daughter. Photo from www.addmovement.se/the-addseat/
User on Addseat in the snow. Photo from www.addmovement.se/the-addseat/
User on Addseat in the snow. Photo from www.addmovement.se/the-addseat/
Addseat with handlebars lowered
Addseat with handlebars lowered
User turns Addseat on and off
User turns Addseat on and off

Related tips

Car ramp for Addseat
Car ramp for Addseat
Car ramps that help get a Segway into the car without a lift.

Tipsare: Marit

Marit has an injury equivalent to a low paraplegia. She founded and is managing the company Addmovement. She does not have any assistance.