THE STORY OF GENNY™
THE EVOLUTION OF A DREAM
Genny™ is the brainchild of Paolo Badano , an entrepreneur who has been living with his wheelchair for more than two decades due to a trivial car accident.
As a result of the event, Paolo has tried over the years to improve his daily mobility, but has not found anything that would take him out of the traditional patterns.
Not only did the four-wheeled chair appear limiting and often aesthetically questionable, but it also had distinctly obsolete technology.
It was not until 2009 that his attention was enraptured by the Segway PT, a self-balancing vehicle equipped with only two wheels, designed by Dean Kamen and produced by Segway Inc.
Since Segway is a device that requires its user to stand upright, Paolo 's idea was to make this technology usable for the "sitting people" (a definition that Paolo often uses to define mobility disability).
Genny™, besides being functional, is also beautiful to look at. One of the goals that Paolo has set for itself since the beginning of its "adventure" has been to pursue a totally new and ambitious concept with this idea: the association of the word "Design" with "Disability."
Genny™ Design is aimed at shifting the attention of the interlocutor from the problem of limited mobility to the "magic" related to the means the person is using. Along with autonomy, this new key may prove to be crucial in the complicated road to disability integration.
In the following years, the model was continuously updated and improved, culminating in Genny Zero, presented at Rehacare in Dusseldorf on September 14, 2022.
Abandoning the Segway self-balancing platform, Paolo, together with the Wullschleger Group and a team of engineers, began a project to reengineer the Power Unit, resulting in a self-balancing technology built entirely in Europe.
With new patents and a wholly owned engine from Genny, a new personal transporter is born, one that no longer has anything to do with the stigma of classic wheelchairs, and is also ready for micromobility.