British trike manufacturer Tomcat SNI has partnered with SmartBrake to showcase patented technology at the 46th edition of Naidex on the 15th-16th September.
Both organisations pride themselves in the innovative design solutions created for the disabled market and hope to make cycling more accessible to those that are in search of a more advanced braking system. SmartBrake allows a carer to stop a trike at the touch of a button from a distance of up to 15 metres away. In addition, when the carer is outside of that 15 metre range, the system detects this and applies the brakes.
“SmartGroup is excited to present our unique SmartBrake technology at Naidex 2021,” said Morten H. Østli, CEO and co-founder of SmartGroup. “Our meetings with users, therapists and suppliers give us valuable input to further develop our products. We are also very much looking forward to participating with our UK distributor, Tomcat SNI. Together we can create more activity for everyone, regardless of disability.”
Bob Griffin, MD and founder of Tomcat, added: “As a renowned innovator and bespoke builder of mobility or special needs tricycles, we find our customers often lack grip, strength or reach in their fingers, making it difficult for them to brake and cycle safely, however, Smartbrake gives us the technology to overcome those issues with just the slightest movement of fingers or thumb.
“As the UK sole distributor for Smartbrake, we are pleased to advise and assist any business or private individual, in how they too can benefit from this great advance in safe cycling.”
Tomcat will be showcasing trikes for both the adult and children/teenage market at this year’s Naidex. You can visit stand C125 to either test drive an adult trike, which will have the smart brake system fitted, or discuss what options are available to you with a member from the Tomcat or Smartbrake team.