It all began with a single user’s voice: “I’ve given up on even going to the grocery store just two blocks away.”
In 2010, this statement from a close friend was the start of it all. He was a wheelchair user who didn’t like the negative attention he received while out in public. WHILL’s founders knew him to be an amazingly independent, fun-loving, and social person, and they were determined to create a mobility device that would allow him to live his life with confidence and enthusiasm.
This is why they founded WHILL.
Since that time, WHILL’s mission has been to transform today’s antiquated power wheelchair and scooter experiences into a new kind of empowering device: an intelligent personal electric vehicle (EV). Named one of TIME’s Best Inventions of 2018, WHILL is reinventing the personal mobility industry by combining state-of-the-art technology with aesthetically pleasing design.
Headquartered in Yokohama, Japan with offices in the San Francisco Bay Area, Taiwan, Canada, and EU, WHILL is focused on enabling everyone to explore the world in comfort and style.
Check out this video to learn more!