The Mecanum Wheel

A historical and fascinated technology called Mecanum Wheel is the reason for the incredible maneuverability of the Omnichair.

The Mecanum Wheel was invented in 1973 by an engineer named Bengt Ilon. Back in the days the US Navy bought this patent and had developed this particular wheel in Panama City. The Mecanum Wheel was mainly used by the Navy to transport loads on their ships. Vehicles which are equipped with those wheel are able to drive omnidirectional maneuvers. Omniroll implemented this fascinated technology in a wheelchair and created the Omnichair.