Rolling Resistance Test of Loopwheels

Rolling Resistance After developing the Loopwheel suspension system to minimise vibration, one of our key considerations was not to absorb too much forward energy and hence reduce momentum (i.e. making the wheechair harder to push). Therefore we tested the Loopwheel against a spoked wheel to examine the rolling resistance. We argue that while stiff spoked… Read more

Loopwheels Christmas Shutdown

Season’s Greetings from Loopwheels  . . . and our local hero Robin Hood You may be busy with your preparations as the year draws to a close, but we hope you’ll take a moment to reflect on the year and good memories you’ve made. From Loopwheels, in a frosty, chilly part of the UK called Sherwood Forest – to you, whether… Read more

Loopwheels : New Sales and Marketing Director

  I’m delighted to announce that Ian Abbott has been appointed as our Sales and Marketing Director from today. Ian brings with him a wealth of experience from a wide cross section of businesses, after working for over 20 years in Sales and Marketing at Boots The Chemists. Looking forward to a fantastic 2018 with… Read more

Vibration reduction assessment of Loopwheels

The Problem: Studies have shown that wheelchair users are exposed to levels of vibration that are considered unsafe and that this can affect health and life quality 1 .  This is a risk factor for all wheelchair users, increasing the amount of muscle fatigue and potentially damaging connecting nerves 2. This can be particularly acute for those… Read more