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The most common contraindications to using a self-balancing and stair-climbing wheelchair are as follows:

  • A suitability test for Scewo BRO has not been completed: Prior to use, it is essential that the user completes a training course and passes the suitability test in order to minimise the risks associated with using the wheelchair.

  • User’s weight exceeds the specifications:: The user must not exceed or be under a certain maximum or minimum weight (see Technical Specifications).

  • Impaired cognitive abilities (e.g. dementia): It is very important that the user is aware of the additional dangers associated with going up and down stairs and that they never forget to switch to stair mode before climbing stairs. There is an increased risk of accidents in the case of impaired cognitive abilities.

  • Increased bone fragility: The wheelchair may trigger an emergency brake. If you have been diagnosed with a condition that increases the risk of bone fragility (e.g., osteoporosis or brittle bone disease/osteogenesis imperfecta), this emergency stop could result in fractures. In this case, seek advice from your doctor.

  • Severe limitation of movement or severe contractures: If the user makes very strong and sudden movements while the device is in balancing mode, it may accelerate sharply or even tip over. It is essential to consult a trained specialist from an official Scewo reseller.

  • Inability to use a joystick: At present, it is only possible to operate the wheelchair using a joystick. Special controls will follow in the future. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.