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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…

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More dignity, more freedom


The Design Age Institute was set up this year to help British industry service the needs of an ageing world population. Its director Colum Lowe says Centaur Robotics has risen to the design challenge. The UK is a world centre for design excellence, yet products for the ageing population often fail because they overlook the…

Top design agency spearheads care home research


Award-winning design agency ustwo is spearheading research to help Centaur Robotics better understand the market for personal electric vehicles in care homes. Through interviews with care home professionals, residents and the residents’ adult children, ustwo will focus on the future role in this sector of the Centaur, the revolutionary vehicle designed and built by Centaur…

PEV market to exceed US$12bn


Latest research shows that the market for personal electric vehicles is expected to exceed US$12 billion by 2027, far greater than previous estimates. And self-balancing machines like the Centaur, which goes into production later this year, will command about 12 per cent of this huge sector, with projected sales by the same time of more…

CENTAUR ROBOTICS LAUNCHES CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN


British startup Centaur Robotics is looking to raise a minimum of £600,000 on Crowdcube to begin full production of the Centaur, its revolutionary personal electric vehicle, by the end of the year. The company began life in 2014 when company founder David Rajan failed to find a wheelchair that suited the needs of his son…

Startup offers 23% stake in revolutionary UK vehicle


Centaur Robotics is looking for new investors to take its revolutionary personal electric vehicle into production by the end of this year. The Centaur signals a more active and accessible future for the elderly and the disabled and will change attitudes towards people with impaired mobility. By 2024, the global market for powered electric vehicles…

Centaur wins £50k grant


Startup gets UK government Covid-19 backing Developers of a revolutionary personal electric vehicle which reduces exposure to viruses like Covid-19 have been awarded a government grant of £50,000. Centaur Robotics created a two-wheeled, self-balancing machine for the elderly or disabled that fits into the space of a dining chair and has a seat which rises…

Alfie’s Story


Get on with life! When David Rajan realised his son Alfie had cerebral palsy he set about finding a way he could help him lead an active life. But as well as something functional, David wanted a machine that looked good and would be the envy of all who saw it. David said: “I thought…