When I saw this table on COGY-EU Facebook,
my eyes stopped at "safety".
Really? Is COGY safer than powered wheelchairs?
Yes, it is. Because COGY won't tip over even on uneven surface. Here below is the answer from the COGY-eu organiser when I asked them this question:
"Electric and regular wheelchairs (with the exception of sports wheelchairs) lack one or more of the following: sturdy structure, support, and balance. They are not designed for rehabilitation, thus are not built for people to be able to drive them on streets and pavements. In many countries, streets and pavements are broken or uneven. If an electric wheelchair was to mistakingly walk over a crack in the street, there is a good chance it would cause an accident to the person riding it because almost all electric wheelchairs lack balance in their structure and do not have supporting structure for such things. In COGY the wheelchair has a wide base and low center of gravity. It is also supported with auxiliary wheels on the sides and front to stop it from tilting over in the event of hitting an uneven street or pavement. This makes its safety far more superior at least in comparison to others, giving the users a much wider availability for independent driving."
That's right. Lots of people ask me what the 3 auxiliary wheels are for. They are slightly above ground level. In the case of tilting on either side or even forward, this will provide safety support.
Now, what actually happens in case we stuck on uneven surface (instead of falling)? I carried out experiments.
Don't worry, there are plenty of kind people around. Someone will say "Hey, are you alright? I'll give you a push". You won't be able to stuck more than 10 sec.