The Softwheel by Israeli Gilad Wolf provides superb comfort to riders, allowing them to smoothly pass any obstacle while maintaining the ride efficient.
Once the obstacle has been passed the hub shifts back to its central location smoothly and seamlessly. The Softwheel regains its rigidity and responsiveness, and the user continues moving efficiently.
In fact it is the wheel that absorbs most of the shock generated by impact rather than the chair or the user’s body.
“In normal ride on standard floors or pavements, the suspension mechanism remains static. The Softwheel Acrobat™ acts and feels as a high-end, rigid wheel. However, when encountering an impact caused by an obstacle above a specific threshold, the Acrobat’s Selective Suspension mechanism comes into play. This causes a shift of the wheel’s hub from its previously central location and develops a cushioning effect that dramatically absorbs and lessens the impact transferred to the rider.
Once the obstacle has been passed the hub shifts back to its central location smoothly, automatically, and seamlessly. The wheel regains its rigidity and responsiveness, and the user continues moving efficiently.”