Ellen has had epilepsy all her life. She has learned to live with unexpected seizures and tries to avoid the disease placing restrictions on her activities. She wants to be active and independent like others. Ellen wants to ride her bicycle. It creates endless opportunities and the feeling of being able to participate. It does […]
Author: Morten Østli
Mer aktivitet og gjenbruk med SmartBrake
Studier viser at 50% av alle aktivitetshjelpemidler sjelden eller aldri blir brukt slik intensjonen var ved tildeling. Viktige faktorer er mangel på motivasjon, mestring, tilpasning og opplæring. SmartBrake kan være del av løsningen. Har du et aktivitetshjelpemiddel du ønsker bruke mer, men trenger tilpassede og tryggere bremser for deg selv eller ledsager, kontakt oss! Vi […]
Why does IPR matter?
SmartGroup was the first company to be granted a patent for wireless bicycle brakes in early 2021. Since then, we have received two new patent grants on new technology applications for wheelchairs, rollators, trolleys, and more. The patents cover unique features such as automatic parking brake and lock, adjustable brake lever, and wireless companion brake. […]
The Handgrip Challenge
In 2018-2019, we conducted a user study together with a leading Norwegian rehabilitation center. The purpose was to identify the need for better bicycle brakes adapted for people with disabilities. The study confirmed our hypotheses that many people struggle to use traditional brakes, and we have later conducted studies of similar user needs at an […]
SmartBrake at Naidex 15-16 Sept
SmartBrake teams up with Tomcat Trike to demonstrate the World’s most advanced Wireless Braking System at Naidex 2021! Double Queen’s Award-Winning British Trike Manufacturer Tomcat Special Needs Innovation (SNI) Ltd, partner with Norwegian company SmartBrake, to showcase patented technology at the 46th edition of Naidex on the 15th-16th September. Both organisations pride themselves in the […]
SmartBrake featured in ABC News
The National broadcaster in Australia, ABC News, featured SmartBrake in their Sunday night TV news! https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-05-16/amputee-pain-free-joy-riding-ebike/100141768 Good work by our local distributor!
Granted patent – wireless bicycle brake
In 1817, the first bicycle brake was introduced by German inventor Karl Drais. The “spoon brake” was the first in a long series of brake solutions to be applied on bikes. The principle has remained fairly unchanged for 200 years; drum, rim or disc brakes – all wired and mechanic. Until now. Last month, SmartGroup […]
Occupational therapist Ana Maria, joining the team
SmartGroup AS has hired Ana Maria Danielsen as a sales and product advisor. She will be responsible for following up our customers and distributors of SMART BRAKE. Ana Maria is a trained occupational therapist from NTNU, and has 4 years of experience with assistive technology in Oslo and Ålesund municipalities. Ana Maria is very committed […]