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Steven Aquino Forbes Contributor

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Steven covers accessibility and assistive technology.


Mobility Tech Startup Kalogon Introduces Its All-New Connected Smart Cushion For Wheelchair Users
John Miller is a Kalogon wheelchair user
John Miller has been a wheelchair user for almost two decades and was amongst the early testers of ... [+]

In a press release published on Tuesday, Florida-based mobility startup Kalogon announced what it calls the “world’s first smart wheelchair cushion.” Developed by ex-SpaceX engineers—the aerospace company started by Elon Musk—Kalogon describes the cushion as being designed to “assist in the healing and prevention of pressure ulcers or bedsores.” The company notes these injuries are the leading cause of preventable death for the more than 3 million Americans who use a wheelchair.


Kalogon’s claim to fame is the company’s engineers have developed wheelchair technologies that were endorsed by esteemed late physicist Stephen Hawking.

“For me, if Kalogon can solve major challenges that people in wheelchairs face in partnership with people of all abilities, then we are doing our job right from ideation to manufacturing and distribution,” said Kalogon founder and CEO Tim Balz in a recent interview with me conducted over email...


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