Daily press, 2017-09-26, 04:42 AM
Rehacare 2017: thyssenkrupp launches latest solutions to advance home mobility
- A combination of mixed-reality and a fully digitalized order process will shorten stairlift delivery times by up to 4x; thyssenkrupp is the first to use HoloLens devices in the home solutions market.
- New H300 global home lift and a pioneering communication system for stairlifts will also be showcased at Rehacare.
Essen, September 26, 2017: How does a stairlift look within one’s own home? Even before an order is placed, thyssenkrupp will offer customers the opportunity to see how a stairlift will fit into their own environment via a specially developed mixed-reality solution. Not only does this facilitate faster decision-making, quicker delivery times are also ensured thanks to an accelerated and fully digitalized order process. Soon, a single visit will be enough to measure, visualize, configure and quote the price of the stairlift.
From October 4-7, 2017, thyssenkrupp will showcase this and two other innovations for home solutions at Rehacare, the leading international trade fair for rehabilitation, prevention, inclusion and care, held annually in Dusseldorf.
Inge Delobelle, CEO thyssenkrupp Access Solutions says: “Customers will soon receive their stairlifts quicker than ever before and the journey from initial consultation to installation can be up to four times faster. This is a big advantage as no two customers’ requirements are exactly alike and stairlifts are often needed on an urgent basis.”
Commenting on the new communication system for the award-winning Flow2 curved stairlift, currently recognized as the most innovative in the market, Ms. Delobelle explains: “Consisting of an integrated alarm button, speaker and microphone, the unit can be positioned on either armrest of the chair. In case of an emergency, help can easily be reached, and users can make and answer calls directly from the stairlift. Up to three phone numbers can be programmed into the system, ensuring that a caregiver or relative can be contacted with a press of a button.” The unit is connected to the landline via DECT technology, which is used for all modern wireless landline telephones. It enables a reliable connection even when used in a basement or closed stairway, helping to provide peace of mind to the user as well as friends and family.
New home lift series
The new H300, also showcased at Rehacare, is a part of thyssenkrupp’s new range of home lifts, offering customers an all-in-one solution to improve their comfort and mobility at home. The H300’s cog belt technology ensures quiet operations with an extra-gentle start and stop while its wide selection of bespoke interior finishes can accommodate each customer’s individual design preferences.
With reduced pit and headroom space requirements, the lift complies with all standard dimensions and configurations and also meets the most stringent requirements for safe accessibility. thyssenkrupp’s patented metal shaft means the lift is weatherproof and suitable for seismic conditions, making it the ideal premium mobility enhancement for private homes.
Visitors can experience first-hand these latest additions to the thyssenkrupp portfolio at Hall 6, booth C25.
thyssenkrupp Elevator brings together the Group’s global activities in passenger transportation systems. With sales of 7.5 billion euros in fiscal 2015/2016 and customers in 150 countries, thyssenkrupp Elevator built its position as one of the world’s leading elevator companies from scratch in a mere 40 years’ time applying thyssenkrupp unique engineering capabilities. With more than 50,000 highly skilled employees, the company offers smart and innovative products and services designed to meet customers’ individual requirements. The portfolio includes passenger and freight elevators, escalators and moving walks, passenger boarding bridges, stair and platform lifts as well as tailored service solutions for all products. Over 900 locations around the world provide an extensive sales and service network to guarantee closeness to customers.
thyssenkrupp is a diversified industrial group with traditional strengths in materials and a growing share of capital goods and services businesses. Around 156,000 employees in nearly 80 countries work with passion and technological expertise to develop high-quality products and intelligent industrial processes and services for sustainable progress. Their skills and commitment are the basis of our success. In fiscal year 2015/2016 thyssenkrupp generated sales of around €39 billion.
Together with our customers we develop competitive solutions for the challenges of the future in the areas Mechanical, Plant and Materials. With our engineering expertise we enable our customers to gain an edge in the global market and manufacture innovative products in a cost- and resource-friendly way. For us, technical progress and innovations, allied with the combined strength of the Group, are key factors enabling us to meet current and future customer and market requirements around the world, grow on the markets of the future, and generate strong and stable earnings, cash flows and value growth.