Assistive technology for mobility impairment and walking difficulties

At VELA, we create assistive technology products for mobility impairment. A disability that causes walking impairment can mean daily challenges in even the most basic chores and tasks at home or in the workplace. 

Baking buns with a VELA chair

What can you do about reduced mobility and walking impairment?

We make assistive technology for people with a walking impairment who struggle to get around by themselves (reduced mobility).

There are many different reasons for reduced mobility and walking impairment. It may be due to an accident, disability or age-related illness – and there is no single answer as to what can be done to alleviate your mobility problems. 

Some need rehabilitation, while others need relief. Our chairs for people with walking difficulties help you become more mobile, which can be crucial in both cases.

The VELA chair has: 

Armrests that provide good support when you stand up and sit down.

A central brake that provides stability and safety during activities.

An electric lift that makes it easy to raise/lower the seat height and helps you stand up.

These three functions help make everyday life a little easier, despite reduced mobility. Therefore, our chairs can help ensure you do not tire as quickly, and this means you have more energy for the things you love. 

If you cannot walk or stand by yourself, we also have gait trainers for both children and adults.

Get a chair with armrests for mobility impairment and walking disability

Our chairs for mobility impairment have armrests. The armrests can be used, for example, as support when the user needs to get up or sit down in the chair. In addition, they offer stability and comfort when the user is eating or performing various activities while seated. 

If you have a mobility impairment, you may benefit from using a chair from VELA. Our chair has four smooth-running wheels that allow you to “walk” or push the chair around while sitting down – and there is plenty of space for your feet between the wheels.

Check how a VELA chair can help you at home

Independence at home

Safety from the central brake

If you have difficulty walking, it often means that you need to be able to support yourself when you move around – and sometimes even when you are standing still. A VELA chair has a central brake that offers stability and safety when applied. When the brake is not used, you can move around safely while sitting on the chair.

The central brake provides the safety and security you need, as the chair will be completely still when, for example, you get up or sit down. The brake also offers safety when you need to move from your bed to the chair.

Assistive technology with an electric lift helps in the home

The chair helps you to manage daily activities at home or work. The sit to stand electric lift allows you to reach the lower drawers or the upper cabinets without strain or risk losing your balance – you can sit safely and securely.

The raising/lowering function can help you when you need to get up. Apply the brake, raise the chair and slide forward on the seat so that you can gently step onto the floor. Use the stability of the chair as support while you find your balance.

Be independent despite reduced mobility

Good assistive technology for people with walking difficulties can mean more self-help in their own home, despite reduced mobility. The reduced function may mean that extra help is needed to perform housework or personal care. 

Mobility chairs from VELA can eliminate the need for extra help in many cases because you can do more yourself. Getting an office chair with brake and electric lift from VELA often mean that you do not need nearly as much help as before. That creates a wonderful feeling of independence and autonomy.

What our customers say

More than 200.000 happy customers


”My mother did all kitchen work from such a VELA chair for several years”


”My husband got such a chair from VELA – it is super!”


”I also have one and it’s just amazing – thank you VELA”


”Have had mine for 22 years. And today it was renewed with a new seat upholstery and new wheels. It’s a super chair”


”I have a VELA chair, and have had it for many years. It’s the best there is. I can do almost anything from the chair: washing the floor, ironing clothes, cooking and many other things.”


”I’m so happy for your chair”


”My son also uses VELA chairs due to CP. He has several of them”


”I’m so lucky to have one. It is indispensable.”


”I have one myself and I am very happy with it – I can not live without it.”


”My mother has benefited so much from VELA chairs.”


”An amazing chair, my wife has one and it helps her a lot in daily life”


”I have a slightly older version and it is worth its weight in gold – it makes my everyday life better.”


”I can only say that my mother who has arthritis loves her work chair from VELA”


”I have one and it really helps me in the kitchen on the days where I can not stand up and cook.”


”I am the happy owner of a VELA chair – it helps me every day”


”I have a VELA chair with electric height that allows me to get up standing by myself – I look forward every day to being able to be social”


”I also have a VELA chair and am very happy with it. When I got it several years ago, we could again get something else than fast food. It’s the model where I can adjust the seat up high. It’s worth all the money.”


”I also have a good VELA chair that can be changed in height up and down. That way I can do a lot of things”


”I love my chair and do not want to do without it at all ❤️”


”Now I can do the dishes and cook in the kitchen. It really is a wonderful chair. I absolutely love it.”


”I love my chair – with it I can do almost anything”


”I’m so lucky to have one. It is indispensable.”

Inge Lise

”I got a VELA chair 40 years ago, and still have it. The VELA chair is super”


”I also have such a chair and I become more and more fond of it. I wish I had one more.”


”My daughter loves her vela chair. She has one at home and one at school.”


”I’m super happy with my VELA chair. My everyday life has definitely gotten easier with this amazing chair.”


”Got my first VELA chair over 9 years ago and it is still in use to this day. Super product.”


”Our girl is the lucky owner of such a chair”

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