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Established to develop and exploit unique robotic technologies with the aim of tackling specific industrial needs and challenges.
Our core technologies involve wheelchair accessibility, logistics, transportation, and warehouse customized robotic systems.
We aim at a global establishment and sustainability, by earning a respectable place in the mind of the targeted customer sectors.
Unique , Versatile & Durable
In Givotech, we are dedicated in bridging the gap between the limited accessibility in buildings and every individual that gets affected.
A foldable, portable and extendable product, that offers a zero installation footprint. A unique and ergonomic design, that does not require any operational assistance for the wheelchair user.
Ramba offers unique operational versatility. One Ramba product can serve several locations within the same building or the same area, transforming them to fully accessible premises.
Universal accessibility without any limits. Adjustable to stairsteps or elevated surfaces providing accessibility even in places without stairs, such as archaeological sites.
Key features include a high strength-to-weight ratio, complete autonomy for 30 cycles of 10 stairsteps, safe operation on angle inclination of up to 35 degrees, and lifting capacity of up to 350 kg.
Ramba enjoys the unique advantage of taking the lead over competitors, with capabilities of commercial success on a global scale. Ramba is compatible with existing building infrastructures without the need for structural modifications and retrofitting and has the ability to extend its useful range over a larger number of steps, indoor and outdoor. Ramba has been designed as an inclined platform lift (EN 81-40 based design), including the lifting power that the permanently installed solutions have, and to tackle the problem of non-extendability. Moreover, Ramba combines the advantages of the portable solutions through its portable and transferable character. In addition, it is applicable for common use and can provide accessibility to manual or powered wheelchairs for ascending/descending staircases and elevated surfaces in public administration and utility buildings, tourism premises and urban infrastructures like archaeological sites.
Title: Portable and foldable robotic wheelchair ramp with no installation footprint, disrupting the universal accessibility of wheelchair users and people with impaired mobility
Code Number: SEED/0719/0144
Abstract: Concerns about accessibility in Europe are ever-growing, while wheelchair users encounter many problems in making their way into buildings or public spaces. On a global scale, accessibility is primarily an issue mainly for morphological-architectural, sociological and cultural reasons. A large portion of the non-accessible buildings and places do not have the architectural properties to do so whilst on the other hand, buildings with cultural heritage and historical significance won’t approve any intrusions to their current infrastructure.
Currently, no existing product fulfils the needs and offers a holistic approach in resolving this major issue. For this, we have designed Ramba, an autonomous wheelchair accessibility system with unique features. There are four major topics that Ramba aims to tackle; Accessibility, Versatility, Modularity and Cost effectiveness.
Ramba is a revolutionary patented product that allows wheelchair users to automatically ascend and descend stairs without any assistance on angle inclinations up to 35o. This disruptive technology provides universal accessibility for wheelchair users and people with impaired mobility in various kinds of staircase types and stairsteps, as well as stairless surfaces. Ramba has a unique and ergonomic design enabling the easy assembly and quick on-site deployment. Ramba is supported by cutting edge robotics to ascent and descent stairs and stairless surfaces, without any installation or operational footprint, and can navigate in different outdoor environments (streets, pavements, uneven soil-graven terrains and concrete-bitumen surfaces).
The Ramba SEED proposal initiated from a fully functional prototype that was tested, validated and demonstrated to wheelchair users. Through the SEED project Givotech aims at developing a solid roadmap on how Ramba will efficiently enter the transition phase from a prototype to a consumer ready product.
Acknowledgement: The project is funded by the European Union – NextGenerationEU.