Autoadapt took a major part in the Swedish exhibition. Furthermore, in a special project 32 taxis in Beijing had been equipped with the Autoadapt patented swivel seat for easier access to a car prior to the Paralympic Games.
Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria opened the exhibition and took time to visit Autoadapt's stand. (Photo: Lotte Wemmenborn)
The Swedish Institute of Assistive Technology, the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Swedish Trade Council organized the Swedish exhibition during the Care and Rehabilitation Expo China 2008, held in conjunction with the Paralympic Games.
— Many Chinese people with a disability have no place in the society. For the recognition of this big group, Paralympics is an important step, says Peter Wahlsten, Autoadapt Vice President, who was present in Beijing.
During the exhibition Autoadapt had a stand in the shape of a car body where a wide range of technical aids was installed; for example Carony, a unique, easily operated and dockable transport wheelchair that is combined with a car seat lift, hand controls for accelerator/brake, and a wheelchair hoist that can pick up a wheelchair and stow it in the luggage compartement.
The purpose of the exhibition was to demonstrate the possibilities of well-functioning assistive technical aids, and how they can improve the quality of life for disabled children, elderly and people with reduced mobility.
The Swedish Institute of Assistive Technology arranged seminars during the exhibition targeted at the rehabilitation sector. Autoadapt had a seminar focusing on "road safe car adaptations for the disabled".
Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria gets a briefing about the Carony vehicle wheelchair system by Peter Wahlsten (Photo: Lotte Wemmenborn).
- Peter Wahlsten in Beijing during the exhibition.
- The Care & Rehabilitation Expo China 2008 in Beijing was arranged during the Paralympics.
- The Swedish stand with over 200 technical aids from 30 Swedish companies was highly frequented. (Photo: Lotte Wemmenborn)
- Autoadapt showed a wheelchair hoist.(Photo: Lotte Wemmenborn)