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|
|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|
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
Can be remote controlled from a smartphone.
※Android (Planning an iOS application)
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.