Cool Mobility Pty Ltd Technology with Style
Cool Mobility is a company that has a mission to commercialise technology designed and conceived by Colin Johanson and Moira McEwan, as well as others. They both believe that products for use by the disabled community should use the best technology and be attractive. If a person has to use a mobility aid, it should be attractive, as light as possible and using the most advanced appropriate technology, to obtain optimum performance for the human technology combination.
Most people see mobility equipment first and then the person. We hope to make the equipment that is less obvious such that, the person is visually dominant while their required equipment becomes less dominating and attractive. There is also the aspect of having people so interested in the technology that they forget about any preconceptions about people with a disability and ask about the gear they use.
Number of employees: 2
Main business focus/
Listing by sector:
- Medical Devices - Medical device development
- Research Organisation
One of our designs is Patented in Australia, USA, & China, with India and the EU pending, and won the "New Inventors, 2006 Viewers' Choice Award".
Our design caters to a niche market that is currently very poorly covered by the major manufacturers as they are mainly US based and the medicare, Medicaid reimbursement does not cover that niche. However, we have a large numvber ofpotential purchasers who would be bypassing these systemor are from outside America where these restrictions do not apply.
Colin had a hang gliding accident in 1977 that left him a quadriplegic from a spinal injury. He has found that people's curiosity is often much stronger than their reservations about talking to a person with a disability. This can be a very positive 'ice breaker' whereby a person's mobility equipment can be a positive aspect to socialisation and hence acceptance, when design effort is used to make that equipment more 'funky', attractive and technologically interesting.
One of our designs is Patented in Australia, USA, & China, with India and the EU pending.
We own Australian Trademarks for business name and future product branding.
We are developing new energy efficient powered wheelchair system using new technology to better utilise battery stored energy.
We also have an MOU with Georgia Tech & Stanford University teams to collaborate with our technonology.
COOL Mobility is currently also investigating further developing, then commercialising and selling technology developed in a major American University, through collaboration with the original designers
We are also interested in developing further designs that people would like and invite consumers to submit product ideas that they would like to see commercially available. We are happy to possibly help budding designers to discuss their ideas under protection of a Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA) that binds us to confidentially discussing design ideas. Commercialising a design is very complex, expensive and is not an easy road to follow without problems.
We currently have MNDAs with
- three USA manufacturers,
- two Chinese manufacturers,
- one Slovenian company,
- American and Hong Kong manufacturers, and
- two American Universities (Georgia Tech, Atlanta and Stanford University, Palo Alto).
We are a R&D company who eventually intend to begin limited manufacture of our wheelchair and other mobility devices. However, we have not created any manufacturing structure as yet and would be interested in beginning discussions with any interested parties.
Manufacturing capability of wheelchair frame and assembly of components sourced from elsewhere.
|Contact person||Colin Johanson|
|Address||27 Newlands Drive|