Making waves for those with mobility issues
Going for a swim is often a struggle for those with mobility issues. The sandy or rocky beaches make walking unstable and almost impossible for wheelchairs. Toilets and changing rooms also don’t consider disabled users, making the entire experience more hassle than it’s worth.
At TOBEA, we want to change this reality.That’s why we have invented SEATRAC, a solution for people with mobility issues to access the sea and also alleviate the strain to their caregivers. Our system enables those with reduced mobility to get in and out of the water, safely and independently. The mechanism is simple; a specially-shaped chair moves along two fixed rails bringing it, and its occupant, in and out of water. SEATRAC uses solar energy as the only source to power it, making it self-sufficient and environmentally friendly.
SEATRAC makes the beach a place where people of all abilities can socialize and have fun together. In 2017, our device was used 13.000 times in 61 beaches in Greece, Italy and Cyprus.