VA taps SoftWheel for shock absorption system

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has expanded its business relationship with SoftWheel, a Tel Aviv-based company that makes a flexible shock absorption system that’s built into wheels, according to the Times of Israel. As part of a deal between VA-approved wheelchair manufacturer Key Mobility and SoftWheel, 2,000 sets of shock-absorbing wheels will be provided to veterans over a period of three years, the news outlet reports. The VA has already approved supplying some 361wheelchairs outfitted with the technology, it says. Company officials told the Times that this is its largest deal to date. SoftWheel, which employs 34 and has production facilities in Haifa and Canada, also supplies its wheels through national complex rehab provider Numotion. Officials told the news outlet that Numotion has been buying hundreds of pairs of wheels a year.