The (Siruom) project was born in 2011 and, throughout all these years, it has been presented in various entrepreneurship contests, aiming at spreading the idea, promoting its development and seeking for capital investment for its implementation and optimization. At the end of 2018, we managed to complete the prototype, which was validated by users in different areas, and presented at the Second Global Disability Summit in mid-2019.
Thanks to a collaboration effort with Toyota Argentina, we were able to go from a functional prototype to an engineered and nationally-manufactured product, with unique quality and features.
+ than 70 million people in the world who move in wheelchairs and only a small minority of buildings have the practicalities and facilities to receive them. In Argentina, in 1 out of 10 households there is a person with reduced mobility and only 1% of hotels and institutions with public access have the appropriate adaptations. Clearly, this has become a challenge to be solved. We want to help improve the quality of life of people through Siruom, granting greater autonomy to people with motor disabilities and helping to overcome infrastructure obstacles that various institutions may possess.Focus
We want to provide improved accessibility in limited spaces, where a regular wheelchair would not be able to move around.
We aim at solving accessibility failures by incorporating technology granting users autonomy and reducing infrastructure adaptation costs.
Since 2019, Toyota Argentina has been providing us with economic and technical support, as well as strengthening the visibility of the Siruom brand. This development is part of a Corporate Social Responsibility Program that aims to launch our product to the public at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo.
In 2019 we also presented the prototype of Sirum at the Second Global Disability Forum and Orthopaedic Exhibition in the City of Buenos Aires, Argentina. There we showcased the functionalities and convenience of our product.