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Showing off in front of the grandchildren…


Retirement villages can breathe new life into your world – just like a Centaur. We took a further look at what difference to life inside these communities the revolutionary personal electric villages would make. Joyce has been living in a retirement village for 15 years. She moved there with her husband who died eight years…

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Retirement villages: ‘rental scheme would be ideal’


Retirement villages tackle social isolation and offer a new start for many older people. We looked at what difference a Centaur would make. Richard, 65, lives on his own in one of the UK’s growing number of retirement villages. He’s recovering from surgery and is finding it difficult to walk because of arthritis. Until now,…

Cheers. Staying active

Staying active with a passion for life!


Staying active, keeping in touch and maintaining a passion for life are essential aspects of life for over-65s, according to surveys carried out on behalf of Centaur Robotics. And while many accept a decline in their mobility could impact on that goal, this section of the population is ever-curious about the world, wants to keep…

Beautiful vehicle’s design journey


It’s sleek, desirable and life-enhancing, but the real beauty of the Centaur is the design work the eye can’t see. The two-wheeled, self-balancing personal electric vehicle won a prestigious award last year for combining problem-solving functionality with beautiful design. The Centaur was one of the highlights of The Fast Company’s Innovation By Design awards, which…

Museum Fatigue

Glide the galleries in the Centaur and avoid museum fatigue


We go to museums for all sorts of reasons. Cultural enlightenment, to find a soulmate or maybe just escape the rain. But most of us agree on one thing. After about 30 minutes, no matter how captivating the exhibits, museum fatigue sets in. It’s been the subject of research for more than a century. The…

Research into Covid-19

A Safer World


Research to help designers create safer products in a world threatened by COVID-19 is being pioneered by the developers of a revolutionary electric vehicle. The six-month investigation will come up with a set of anti-virus design principles. It’s part of the drive by Centaur Robotics to create a personal electric vehicle perfectly suited to the…

Mark Grix

Thermoplastic innovator commissioned for Covid research


Technological breakthroughs don’t always come from an inspired eccentric working alone in a garden shed. While a moment of inspiration may have triggered the idea of the Centaur – a highly functional wheelchair which would be the envy of all who saw it – long hours of research and development by acclaimed engineers and designers…

Alexandra Kutas

The Centaur and the fashion model


Fashion model Alexandra Kutas and Centaur Robotics are united in a shared desire to change attitudes towards disability. Alexandra fulfilled her dream of being a runway model, despite a spinal injury at birth which left her paralysed from the waist down. And she defied doctors who said she would never have children. Her first child…

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Sustainability fund backs Centaur


Centaur Robotics, the developers of an electric wheelchair designed to enable social distancing and built with Covid-19 resistant materials, has been awarded a UK government grant of £175,000. The two-wheeled, self-balancing Centaur is a personal electric vehicle which helps protect users and staff in the care industry from diseases like coronavirus. Its collision avoidance software…

UK start-up joins Spotify, Google, Disney+ in award accolade


A British built self-balancing wheelchair which helps protect users and staff in the care industry from diseases like coronavirus has won a prestigious design award. The Centaur was singled out by US technology and design magazine Fast Company in its annual Innovation By Design awards. The revolutionary two-wheeled personal electric vehicle restores users’ dignity and…