Mechanics & Locomotion

Nov 1, 2017


Ten to 12 percent of the world's population (about 900 million people) have some physical disabilities. From these, around 70% are unemployed, due to mobility and accessibility problems.



To change "totally the daily life of disabled people", helping them over mobility and accessibility issues, are the great abjectives of the Spanish company Batec Mobility, founded and managed by Pau Bach, a C5 quadriplegic from Barcelona who, in 2015, was recognized with the Seres Foundation award, for its contribution to society.

Batec Mobility manufactures pieces which can be attached to front of wheel chairs turning them into electric tricycles.

Invoicing 3 million euros per year, this adaptation is marketed in 23 countries and enables greater autonomy to handicapped person.

The project's history is closely linked to the personal history of Pau Bach, a lover of motorcycles and motorbikes, who invented this device that consists of a wheel, a handlebar and an electric motor, with 35 kilometres autonomy and top circulation speed of 20 kilometres/hour.

"I want to transform the lives of those who circulate in the wheelchair. This device allows for a higher quality of life, providing tours for all kinds of landscapes, not just for the city", says Bach.

Thanks to his inventions, Pau enjoyed a new kind of mobility that allows them to practice sports, travel and move autonomously and thus return to the standardized life a young man.

The company's early years were invested in the development of definitive combinations. To survive and to cover development costs, the company distributed exclusive products of high quality for the disabled in Spain. This allowed the formation of a distribution network that currently covers the entire territory.

In 2008, the Handbikes Batec introduced two models that can be attached to a wheelchair: a manual model (Batec M-handbike) and an electric model (Batec E-handbike). The acceptance has been excellent and, between 2008 and 2010, demand has grown exponentially and the brand was consolidated in the market.

Contacts * * R. Carrasco i Formiguera 3 * 08192 Sant Quirze del Vallès (Barcelona) *

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