Groundbreaking Greek invention makes Chivas Global Finals for creating positive change in world

Laddroller is a ground breaking invention by brothers Dimitrios Petrotos and Marios-Ermis Petrotos from Larissa, changing the lives of those who are restricted in mobility. The product Laddroller is a ladder and roller in one, allowing disabled people in wheelchairs to stand and even helps them climb up and down stairs. Laddroller has made it into the Chivas Venture Global Finals 2017, for entrepreneurs who are creating positive change in the world. Find out here how you can help them win.

Laddroller is a ground breaking invention by Greek brothers Dimitrios Petrotos and Marios-Ermis Petrotos from Larissa, changing the lives of those who are restricted in mobility. This new product Laddroller is a ladder and roller in one, allowing disabled people in wheelchairs to stand and even helps them climb up and down stairs. Laddroller has been chosen into the Chivas Venture Global Finalists 2017 for entrepreneurs who are creating positive change in the world.

Laddroller is an innovative, eco-friendly and affordable standing wheelchair. It can instantly lift up to standing position, and back down, simply by using the power of the wheels and a little help from gravity – this 100% mechanical process prevents the risk of being stuck when the battery runs low. The four-wheel drive also enables users to overcome difficult terrain, steps and gaps in the urban environment. Best of all, it costs half the price of existing solutions on the market.

With your support Laddroller will be able to finance their first production run, implement their marketing strategy and expand internationally, to better integrate wheelchair users in to  society. The modern world is built for standing people but there are 65 million wheelchair users worldwide who face daily barriers, social exclusion and a series of health complications because they are constantly seated.

“Laddroller provides these people with the mobility and autonomy that they require. We’ve already made great progress in prototyping and patenting our device and we are ready for our next steps,” says Marios.

“There are roughly 65 million people worldwide who are confined to wheelchairs and restricted by current wheelchair designs, even in environments specially designed for them. They live in an almost permanent sitting position without the ability to act in every day’s environment or to use tools that most people take for granted,” he adds.

Priced at about half the amount of current standing wheelchairs, it is expected to achieve regulatory approval in Europe in 2017 and in the US in 2019. 

*Vote for them here- 

https://www.chivas.com/en/the-venture/finalists/

3 Comments
  1. This is fantastic and will help so many people with mobility problems well done guys you make us so proud
    Litsa Skepathianou

  2. Does this wheelchair work for someone who only has use of one hand? Is it versatile enough that it can be used inside a small apartment?
    I am inquiring for my sister who is in a wheelchair becauae of 3 strokes. She lives in Athens.

  3. This looks an amazing invention and I would like to vote for them. However when I tried to do the vote f it would not open so please add my name to the offer. Thank you