This happens not only on a social, but also on a functional level. We find a form of exclusion using the example of the wheelchair, which is stigmatizing, functionally deficient and aesthetically rudimentary at the same time. Small quantities are responsible for high initial costs, low technology spectrum and the lack of design.
On the one hand, this design has a range of functions that allows for a wide range of application scenarios, from indoor use and climbing stairs to participation in public transport as well as motorized private transport on public roads in urban and peri-urban areas. Several currently used categories of invalid cars, special vehicles and wheelchairs will become obsolete by this product.
Dipl. Designer Ralf Pohl
Dipl. Designer Helge Oder
Furthermore, this originally styled vehicle should address even users without special needs by embedding in sustainable mobility scenarios. The approach known by the term universal design propagates the usability of a design for everyone. Siminis enhances this human-centered approach by empowering people with special needs to act as trendsetters and through their performance implement a product that is accessible to everyone and based on contemporary mobility concepts. Siminis' basic need for cultural participation through mobility and communication "at eye level" is thus addressed on a further level of meaning by the user's active shaping of everyday culture. Questions of the associated marketing strategic alignments need to be discussed. Are these effects being planned in advance or are they merely promoting appropriation strategies and cultural momentum?

The Siminis-based product family can be adapted to different areas of use by using standardized components. The complex stair climbing mechanism and electronics can be omitted. Even in normal driving mode of the non-steeper variant generate the significant Radpylone functional and aesthetic autonomy. The economies of scale created by using the same chassis parts result in a significant reduction in manufacturing costs and allow the use of large-scale production techniques. The expanded repertoire of forms was reflected in a functional exoskeleton aesthetic.
Design: Helge Oder and Ralf Pohl