Mobius Mobility Announces Transport Options for iBOT
- By Laurie Watanabe
- Sep 08, 2021
Mobius Mobility has secured Occupied Transport clearance from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration for its iBOT Personal Mobility Device (PMD).
In a late-August news announcement, the manufacturer added, “We have four-point tie-down and EZ-Lock docking options available! With our upgraded software and safe securement systems, you can travel comfortably in your own vehicle, without transferring.”
The vehicle modification and installation process can be completed at MobilityWorks dealer locations, the announcement said.
The PMD is the latest iteration of the iBOT, which first launched as the iBOT 3000 in late 2003. In September 2005, the iBOT 4000 model was launched.
Production ceased on the iBOT -- best known for its Dean Kamen design, gyroscopic balancing and stair-climbing abilities -- in 2009. In 2018, Mobius Mobility was launched, and production on the PMD version of the iBOT began in 2019.
The iBOT PMD features a maximum weight capacity of 300 lbs. and a standard seat-to-floor height of 18.7 inches. Its top speed in standard configuration is 6.7 mph, with slower speeds when the PMD is in balance mode or four-wheel mode. Mobius Mobility offers Motion Concepts’ Ultra Low Maxx rehab seating.
With this latest version of the iBOT, Mobius Mobility has been focusing on partnering with the Veterans Health Administration. Veterans have been among the biggest supporters of previous iBOT models.
This summer, Mobius Mobility donated iBOT PMDs to veterans as part of its nationwide Operation Mobility Tour, which targeted Spinal Cord Injuries/Disorders Centers.
Laurie Watanabe is the editor of Mobility Management. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.