QuadshoX creates advancements in wheelchair technology and is deeply dedicated to improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis. I’m John Morris, the President and Founder. I am also a C-4 quadriplegic due to a snowboarding accident that occurred when I was 18 years old.
While attending Colorado State University I made the switch from an attendant operated Tilt-In-Space wheelchair to a power chair. Afterwards, I wondered why my power chair had suspension but the manual wheelchair did not.
I pursued my idea further at the Institute of Entrepreneurship at CSU where I made my dream of helping others with similar disabilities into a reality. Currently, our primary goal is to provide rear suspension for Tilt-In-Space manual wheelchair users and improve their quality of ride, as well as their quality of life.
We released our initial product, the QX-1, in the Fall of 2015. The QX-1 is designed to provide rear wheel suspension for Tilt-In-Space manual wheelchairs. These chairs are not manufactured with suspension and jolts that occur during daily activity are directly transferred to the people that sit in them. These impacts can create hours of unnecessary pain. Many people who suffer from disabilities such as Cerebral Palsy or stroke are non-verbal, and cannot communicate this pain to their caregivers.
For QuadshoX, this will be the first step of many to create desperately needed innovations in wheelchair technology. If every car is manufactured with a suspension system, why aren’t wheelchairs?