LAYER developed the GO glove system to increase the level of grip between a rider’s hands and the wheelchair’s push rims.

Effortless Extension

During development of the GO wheelchair, the studio discovered that a primary concern of wheelchair users is the strain involved in self-propelling. The system enables the user to lock into the super tactile push rims of the GO wheelchair and delivers a greater power-to-push ratio.

This unique system – the first of its kind – decreases the risk of injury and painful conditions common to wheelchair users.

Our Role

The GO wheelchair and accompanying GO Gloves are the result of intensive research with dozens of wheelchair users and medical professionals conducted by LAYER over a six-month insight-gathering period. We used these insights and our future-focused materials research to drive the design of the revolutionary wheelchair and gloves.

We study ergonomic interactions through iterative testing to redefine comfort and increase performance