Adaptable Travel Scooter for People with Mobility Difficulties

By Roland Matthews

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Adaptable Travel Scooter For People With Mobility Difficulties

Project 2024-05-24 14:51:22 +1200

It’s a game-changer

 

Is there a problem?

Look around. Where do people drive on mobility scooters?

 

 

Never on the beach or farms

 

 

or on mountains,

 

sometimes in supermarkets

 

 

ocsaionally in parks

 

 

 

mostly shopping in malls,

 

and frequently from home. People want to be enabled to drive their scooters in all these places, and not crash on bumpy, earthquake-damaged footpaths (I have crashed). The many problems people experience with travel scooters include,

1. No adaptability 

2. Poor reliability

3. Inconvenient serviceability

4. Minimal simplicity

5. Too much weight 

 

What will I do about it?

First, if you read my profile, you will learn what I have done.

Second, my experiences driving scooters have educated me about the good, and the bad and I have driven the ugly. Many are bad, and some are ugly. I know personal experiences are critical for great product development. 

My scooter is my feet and legs. Who wants to wear jandals on the rocks if the strap breaks? Who wants to rely on a scooter that can't be serviced locally? I don't wear jandals, I drive scooters that break down and can’t be serviced locally.  

TraxRyda is my solution. It will enable people to drive in parks, on the beach, and in the snow. I love going to these places, but I can’t. TraxRyda will enable me with shoes that can be easily changed for different terrains, and achieve this with minimal weight and maximum simplicity.

The TraxRyda is an adaptable, lightweight, robust and safe travel scooter, built using proven technology. It will get you to your favourite places. It is a new paradigm in mobility scooters, which can be serviced at your local bike shop. It's a pedal-less bike and Kiwis love bike riding. The technology is there. I will package it in a fun, functional and safe travel scooter.

TraxRyda is a game-changer for people with mobility difficulties. It will l enable people to safely access different environments, boosting their mental and emotional well-being, leading to better health and happiness. I’ve found no comparable product glo bally.

 

Who am I?

Hello, my name is Roland Matthews. I am enabled.

 

30 years ago, I was afflicted with multiple sclerosis, 10 years ago I started using a mobility scooter, and 7 years ago I had hematopoietic stem cell treatment in Moscow for secondary progressive multiple sclerosis. Fortunately, this saved my life. Two years ago, I published a handbook on Amazon, called ‘HSCT for MS’. The goal was to save other people's lives. In 2023 I started on my quest to design, build and market this new paradigm in mobility.

I am on a WINZ disability allowance. I don’t want to be a beneficiary; I want to be a benefactor. I formed TraxRyda Ltd as the Managing Director, Head of R&D and Crash Test Dummy to travel that path. 

 

What am I doing about the problem?

 

By nature, I am an inventor. You probably used my first claim to invention fame. It was branded the ‘Doofer’ by Burger Fuel. TraxRyda will be my next, and another Kiwi-led invention.

 

Following my post-treatment enablement, I formed TraxRyda to address a glaring market need; simple, reliable, lightweight travel scooters that go off the tarmac. 

I experienced 40 years of skiing, 35 years of surfing, 30 years of mountain biking and windsurfing, and 25 years of advanced Product Development for blue-chip New Zealand companies. Then MS tried to write me off. It failed, and I am back. I want to continue these activities on a TraxRyda, and for you to help me by fuelling my journey.

 

I’ll tell you about my Scooters!

 

This is my Travel Buddy.

It is no great Friend of mine. The heavy scooter is dismantled into four parts before travelling. The aircraft-aluminium frame is too heavy for my carers to lift into the car. I hurt them.

 

This is my SupaScoota 

 

 It frequently has electrical problems. I have waited four months for new bespoke wiring from Australia, and I was wrong. 

 

This is my TravelScoot.

 

I used in the video was loaned to me while my travel Buddy and SupaSoota were being repaired. It is light but has no ergonomic principles built into the design, thus uncomfortable and scary. And the brakes don't work in reverse; a carer's foot being the back wheel does.

 

 

 

What is the Crowdfund?

 This campaign’s win, win, win, win goals are by July 2025

 

The scooter is my future for my well-being (I am sick of having broken legs) and financially, with no turning back. I have received an enthusiastic industry response. The design is well underway, and suppliers and parts are being secured in New Zealand and internationally, I am excited to have the support and backing of notable companies. By achieving this target, I will be well on my way to building three scooters, plus one for me and supporting MSNZ. I can't wait.

 

Win 1. Preproduction scooters will be made available to people who crowdfund $5,5000, on a first-serve basis. 

Win 2. Crowdfunders will receive a 20% discount off specified products from selected Allied Medical stores (the T&C are stipulated in the reward).

Win 3. I will donate 20% of the money crowdfunded above the target to Multiple Sclerosis New Zealand and then (breaking news) 50%. Many people helped me get cured by HSCT for MS, now I want to give back. Together, we will make a real difference for people with disabilities and MS. 

Win 4. You will eat tastier burgers with a Doofer in your hands.

TraxRyda scooters are prototypes. It makes no guarantees or warranties.  It will make its best efforts to provide a safe and functional scooter. 

Next year, I will build another three and then 10, including shoes for farms, beaches and mountains. I'll then build 50, 100, 500, and 1,000… Then I will build flippers for the Hydro-Ryda. I want to return, ASAP, to my favourite place, the surf. 

I have launched a waitlist for the first pre-production scooters. When you crowdfund, you jump to the start of the waitlist. If you decide not to crowdfund there are options.  First, sign up to the waitlist at no cost and get a scooter before the market, second, pay a $1,000 deposit, and jump to the front of the queue.  This will be taken off your TraxRyda purchase.

Finally, MS is a silent, relentless disease, approximately 4,500 New Zealanders have MS, and I expect you know someone with it. Even with expensive disease-modifying therapies, beyond the balance of probabilities, it irreparably destroys many people’s neurological systems. I had MS. Now I don't. I am fitter and stronger than I have been for eight years and starting an exciting business to achieve a dream. 

MS is curable. I am having difficulty convincing people, so don't believe me, believe professors Dennis Fedorenko (Russia), Gavin Giovannoni (UK) and Richard Burt (USA). They are global authorities with over 80 (combined) years of experience with HSCT for MS. Read my book HSCT for MS on your PC or phone. 

 

Breaking news! 

 

My crowd fund does not stop at donating 20% to MSNZ. After filming the video, I thought while lying in bed eagerly anticipating launching, ‘Why not go further?’ I added a second stretch reflecting on New Zealander's generosity in recent campaigns. If I exceed the target by 100% ($39,000) I will donate 50 % of the subsequent stretch donations to MSNZ.

 

More breaking news!

 

In September, I am going to the Taichung Bike Week in Taiwan, the most important trade show in the bicycle industry.

 

Thank you for your attention and support of my Campaign.

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Project 2024-05-24 14:51:22 +1200

It’s a game-changer

 

Is there a problem?

Look around. Where do people drive on mobility scooters?

 

 

Never on the beach or farms

 

 

or on mountains,

 

sometimes in supermarkets

 

 

ocsaionally in parks

 

 

 

mostly shopping in malls,

 

and frequently from home. People want to be enabled to drive their scooters in all these places, and not crash on bumpy, earthquake-damaged footpaths (I have crashed). The many problems people experience with travel scooters include,

1. No adaptability 

2. Poor reliability

3. Inconvenient serviceability

4. Minimal simplicity

5. Too much weight 

 

What will I do about it?

First, if you read my profile, you will learn what I have done.

Second, my experiences driving scooters have educated me about the good, and the bad and I have driven the ugly. Many are bad, and some are ugly. I know personal experiences are critical for great product development. 

My scooter is my feet and legs. Who wants to wear jandals on the rocks if the strap breaks? Who wants to rely on a scooter that can't be serviced locally? I don't wear jandals, I drive scooters that break down and can’t be serviced locally.  

TraxRyda is my solution. It will enable people to drive in parks, on the beach, and in the snow. I love going to these places, but I can’t. TraxRyda will enable me with shoes that can be easily changed for different terrains, and achieve this with minimal weight and maximum simplicity.

The TraxRyda is an adaptable, lightweight, robust and safe travel scooter, built using proven technology. It will get you to your favourite places. It is a new paradigm in mobility scooters, which can be serviced at your local bike shop. It's a pedal-less bike and Kiwis love bike riding. The technology is there. I will package it in a fun, functional and safe travel scooter.

TraxRyda is a game-changer for people with mobility difficulties. It will l enable people to safely access different environments, boosting their mental and emotional well-being, leading to better health and happiness. I’ve found no comparable product glo bally.

 

Who am I?

Hello, my name is Roland Matthews. I am enabled.

 

30 years ago, I was afflicted with multiple sclerosis, 10 years ago I started using a mobility scooter, and 7 years ago I had hematopoietic stem cell treatment in Moscow for secondary progressive multiple sclerosis. Fortunately, this saved my life. Two years ago, I published a handbook on Amazon, called ‘HSCT for MS’. The goal was to save other people's lives. In 2023 I started on my quest to design, build and market this new paradigm in mobility.

I am on a WINZ disability allowance. I don’t want to be a beneficiary; I want to be a benefactor. I formed TraxRyda Ltd as the Managing Director, Head of R&D and Crash Test Dummy to travel that path. 

 

What am I doing about the problem?

 

By nature, I am an inventor. You probably used my first claim to invention fame. It was branded the ‘Doofer’ by Burger Fuel. TraxRyda will be my next, and another Kiwi-led invention.

 

Following my post-treatment enablement, I formed TraxRyda to address a glaring market need; simple, reliable, lightweight travel scooters that go off the tarmac. 

I experienced 40 years of skiing, 35 years of surfing, 30 years of mountain biking and windsurfing, and 25 years of advanced Product Development for blue-chip New Zealand companies. Then MS tried to write me off. It failed, and I am back. I want to continue these activities on a TraxRyda, and for you to help me by fuelling my journey.

 

I’ll tell you about my Scooters!

 

This is my Travel Buddy.

It is no great Friend of mine. The heavy scooter is dismantled into four parts before travelling. The aircraft-aluminium frame is too heavy for my carers to lift into the car. I hurt them.

 

This is my SupaScoota 

 

 It frequently has electrical problems. I have waited four months for new bespoke wiring from Australia, and I was wrong. 

 

This is my TravelScoot.

 

I used in the video was loaned to me while my travel Buddy and SupaSoota were being repaired. It is light but has no ergonomic principles built into the design, thus uncomfortable and scary. And the brakes don't work in reverse; a carer's foot being the back wheel does.

 

 

 

What is the Crowdfund?

 This campaign’s win, win, win, win goals are by July 2025

 

The scooter is my future for my well-being (I am sick of having broken legs) and financially, with no turning back. I have received an enthusiastic industry response. The design is well underway, and suppliers and parts are being secured in New Zealand and internationally, I am excited to have the support and backing of notable companies. By achieving this target, I will be well on my way to building three scooters, plus one for me and supporting MSNZ. I can't wait.

 

Win 1. Preproduction scooters will be made available to people who crowdfund $5,5000, on a first-serve basis. 

Win 2. Crowdfunders will receive a 20% discount off specified products from selected Allied Medical stores (the T&C are stipulated in the reward).

Win 3. I will donate 20% of the money crowdfunded above the target to Multiple Sclerosis New Zealand and then (breaking news) 50%. Many people helped me get cured by HSCT for MS, now I want to give back. Together, we will make a real difference for people with disabilities and MS. 

Win 4. You will eat tastier burgers with a Doofer in your hands.

TraxRyda scooters are prototypes. It makes no guarantees or warranties.  It will make its best efforts to provide a safe and functional scooter. 

Next year, I will build another three and then 10, including shoes for farms, beaches and mountains. I'll then build 50, 100, 500, and 1,000… Then I will build flippers for the Hydro-Ryda. I want to return, ASAP, to my favourite place, the surf. 

I have launched a waitlist for the first pre-production scooters. When you crowdfund, you jump to the start of the waitlist. If you decide not to crowdfund there are options.  First, sign up to the waitlist at no cost and get a scooter before the market, second, pay a $1,000 deposit, and jump to the front of the queue.  This will be taken off your TraxRyda purchase.

Finally, MS is a silent, relentless disease, approximately 4,500 New Zealanders have MS, and I expect you know someone with it. Even with expensive disease-modifying therapies, beyond the balance of probabilities, it irreparably destroys many people’s neurological systems. I had MS. Now I don't. I am fitter and stronger than I have been for eight years and starting an exciting business to achieve a dream. 

MS is curable. I am having difficulty convincing people, so don't believe me, believe professors Dennis Fedorenko (Russia), Gavin Giovannoni (UK) and Richard Burt (USA). They are global authorities with over 80 (combined) years of experience with HSCT for MS. Read my book HSCT for MS on your PC or phone. 

 

Breaking news! 

 

My crowd fund does not stop at donating 20% to MSNZ. After filming the video, I thought while lying in bed eagerly anticipating launching, ‘Why not go further?’ I added a second stretch reflecting on New Zealander's generosity in recent campaigns. If I exceed the target by 100% ($39,000) I will donate 50 % of the subsequent stretch donations to MSNZ.

 

More breaking news!

 

In September, I am going to the Taichung Bike Week in Taiwan, the most important trade show in the bicycle industry.

 

Thank you for your attention and support of my Campaign.

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