ROWHEELS – milestones to success.

Year Month Headline
2019 May ROWHEELS commences shipping the Revolution 1.0
2019 May The FDA grants the ROWHEELS Revolution 1.0 wheelchair 501(k) clearance.
2019 April ROWHEELS Announces founding members of its advisory board.
2019 March ROWHEELS win the “Pitch In Award”. Project Pitch It moguls will host a forum of investors on behalf of ROWHEELS.
2019 January ROWHEELS selected to appear on TV Show Project Pitch It
2018 December The company commences deliveries of the ROWHEELS Revolution 1.0.
2018 November ROWHEELS e-gift cards are launched on the e-commerce store in time for the holiday season.
2018 November The company announces the ROWHEELS Product Protection Plan – a comprehensive agreement that delivers peace of mind at affordable prices.
2018 October Additional space is acquired in Madison WI for the continuous production of the Revolution 1.0.
2018 September The company starts development of its ROWHEELS branded accessory line.
2018 September Testing of Revolution 1.0 prototypes gets underway with wheelchair users in the USA.
2018 August The ROWHEELS e-commerce store goes live and customers place pre-orders for the Revolution 1.0.
2018 August International distributors can now submit applications quickly and confidentially to ROWHEELS via the company’s website
2018 August The ROWHEELS Revolution 1.0 wheelchair commences testing to ISO standards.
2018 July ROWHEELS reveals its new and improved website www.rowheels.comwhic includes an integrated e-commerce shop to facilitate direct to customer sales of products, accessories and services.
2018 July ROWHEELS receives extensive coverage in TV, press, business journals and specialist medical media. The disruptive business model is well received because of its focus on patient care and the elimination of intermediaries who are not adding value.
2018 July ROWHEELS announces it’s direct to customer business model (B2C). A disruptive strategy with enormous potential to disrupt the whole medical device marketplace.
2018 June ROWHEELS appoints Gaurav Mishra as CEO, former President of industry giant Otto Bock Healthcare.
2018 March The latest Rev 3.0  ROWHEELS wheels go into production. The Rev 3.0 wheels with no spokes and a low gear ratio compared to traditional wheels.
2018 February First ROWHEELS wheels are shipped to new customers in New Zealand
2017 December ROWHEELS appoints a strategic Durable medical Equipment (DME)
2017 December The first ROWHEELS wheels are shipped to customers in Asia / Pacific.
2017 February Development of a fully integrated Revolution 1.0 Wheelchair gets underway. This will be the first wheelchair to be sold with ROWHEELS unique technology already integrated into the product before delivery.
2017 March Testing of the ROWHEELS  Aluminum handrim gets underway.
2017 May ROWHEELS REV 3 Injection molded wheels enter product testing.
2017 August European Patent EP 2 838 486 B1 was granted to Rowheels in August 2017.
2017 March ROWHEELS management present at the University of Pittsburgh, Department of Rehabilitation Science & Technology Continuing Education Program (RSTCE)  33rd International Seating Symposium (ISS).
2017 February The first ROWHEELS wheels are shipped to new customers in Europe.
2016 December ROWHEELS management visits The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation in Short Hills, NJ
2016 October The first LX ROWHEELS wheels are shipped. Customers were delighted with their LX ROWHEELS wheels and the positive impact the wheels have on their lives.
2016 October A low gear version called the ROWHEELS LX is introduced, the wheel addresses a much wider segment of wheelchair users, who have reduced upper body strength. The ROWHEELS LX can be retrofit to all leading brands of wheelchair.
2016 August Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center Study is released – the report fully siupports the medical benefits of ROWHEELS patented technology. (Comparison of temporal spatial characteristics and shoulder muscle activity during reverse and conventional manual wheelchair propulsion in persons with paraplegia.)
2016 May ROWHEELS successfully develops the REV 3 injection molded wheel design, offering a significant parts count reduction and lowering the overall production cost by 70%.
2016 April The ROWHEELS aluminum handrim enters product development.
2016 January ROWHEELS raises a venture round of $925k from WISC L.P.
2015 December ROWHEELS raises a venture round of $1.5m from WISC L.P.
2015 September ROWHEELS raises a venture round of $236k
2015 April ROWHEELS raises an equity Crowdfunding round of $610k
2015 February ROWHEELS delivers wheels to fulfill an order from the Veterans Association.
2015 February The ROWHEELS LX wheel (which features reduced gearing for ease of use) enters final product testing.
2015 January The first ROWHEELS HX wheels ship.  Customers are delighted with the new wheel and the positive impact it has on their lives.
2015 January US Patent US 8,931,796 B2 was granted to Rowheels in January 2015
2015 January The Company’s first product, the ROWHEELS REV-HX (high gear wheel) is launched. The wheels can be retrofitexisting wheelchairs.
2015 January Rowheels raises an investment of $575k from WISC Partners L.P.
2014 September Testing of the ROWHEELS wheels get underway at RESNA, the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America
2014 July Final product testing of the ROWHEELS REV-HX wheels commences.
2014 May Development of the ROWHEELS REV-HX kicks off.
2013 June Prototype wheels are are created and tested.
2013 January ROWHEELS raises a second angel round of $100k
2012 July Madcelerator, LLC, a Madison-based business accelerator formed a joint venture with Mr. Salim Nasser and incorporated ROWHEELS, Inc.
2012 June ROWHEELS was awarded 1st Place in the advanced manufacturing category of the contest of the Wisconsin Governors Business Plan Competition 2012 .
2012 February ROWHEELS founder, Salim Nasser, presents a paper on Upper Body Posture Comparison Between Reverse and Conventional Manual Wheelchair Propulsion at RESNA, the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America.
2012 January ROWHEELS raises an initial angel round of $120k
2011 September Salim Nasser and Rimas Buinevicius meet, ROWHEELS is formed. A name that combines the unique rowing action with the word wheels.
2005 June Salim Nasser, a NASA engineer, sought to improve wheelchair mobility with his initial design concepts which he presents at the third LACCEI International Latin American and Caribbean Conference for Engineering and Technology (LACCET’2005)

“Advances in Engineering and Technology: A Global Perspective”, 8-10 June 2005,

Electromyographic Activities of Shoulder Muscles during Forward and Reverse Manual Wheelchair Propulsion.