Evolving the image of a wheelchair from sitting to riding. A new generation of smart mobility.

Tmsuk Co. Ltd (Head office: Fukuoka, Japan, CEO: Yoichi Takamoto) launched their RODEM on Monday 20 November, 2017.

RODEM is a new product developed to reduce the burden on care-givers in today’s ageing society and create a “Higher quality of life for everyone”.

Tmsuk tested the RODEM in Denmark, with help from NEDO (New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization). Based on these results they improved the safety, functionality and usability.

The RODEM, depending on the user’s feeling can be a robot, a mobility vehicle or a wheelchair.

The unique method for getting on the RODEM was developed to avoid accidents that often occur when twisting during the transfer from a bed to a traditional wheelchair. The RODEM’s seat height can be adjusted to the height of the bed, chair or toilet and the rider can slide on or off the RODEM independently without the need for twisting. The mobile application allows the user (or caregiver) to move the RODEM out of the way when not in use.

The RODEM can rotate in narrow spaces like lifts and bathrooms, the chest support allows the user to be supported when leaning forward. The functionality of the RODEM allows users to have a more independent lifestyle and a higher quality of life.

Advantages of RODEM

  • Smooth transfer from a bed or chair
  • Easy to turn around in narrow spaces
  • Can be controlled remotely by a smartphone
  • Seat can be raised to be make talking to people standing easier
  • Makes people more independent and widens their living space
  • Due to the forward leaning posture, riders feel more positive


Model RODEM / M651
Size Width: 690 mm × Length: 1000 (~1203) mm
Height Height: 920 (~1254) mm Seat height: 400 (~785) mm
Weight 110 kg
Speed Max. 6 km/h (adjustable)
Controller Joystick / remote operation from smartphone (Bluetooth)
Driving system 4 Wheel Drive
Charging Plug in (Domestic use 100 V) / Charging time: 8 hours
Battery Lead: 12V20Ah×4
Waterproofing Water resistant


Highest seat position:

Length: 1000 mm

Height: 1254 mm

Seat height: 785 mm

Lowest seat position:

Length: 1203 mm

Height: 920 mm

Seat Height: 400 mm

Metallic Blue, Metallic Pink, Metallic Dark Grey, Silver, White

Remote Operation

Can be remote controlled from a smartphone.

※Android (Planning an iOS application)

RODEM webpage

RODEM Promotional Video


Come along to the International Robot Expo at the Tokyo Big Site between the 29 November – 2 December, 2017 to see and test drive the new RODEM.


When: Wed. 29 November – Sat. 2 December, 2017, 10:00-17:00

Place: Tokyo Big Site East Hall 6, at the NEDO booth.