Desino, a Cologne, Germany-based provider of a wheelchair with dynamic seating system, raised an undisclosed amount of first funding round.
High-Tech Gründerfonds and business angel Dieter Lorenzen made the investment.
The company intends to use the funds for the technological development of the system for a market entrance in the first half of 2015.
Founded in Cologne in 2012 by engineer Roman Pagano, graduate sport scientist Daniel Levedag and designer Thyl Junker, Desino develops – In cooperation with the Paraplegia Centre in Godeshöhe, RWTH Aachen and German Sport University Cologne – a novel seating system for wheelchairs, which keeps spine and back muscles in continuous motion, which is based on the movement of a walking person and is additionally supported by a new lever propulsion system.
These dynamic seating systems are already established in the office furniture industry and the company now aims to make this also available to people, who spent the most time in a seating posture.