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It began with one user’s voice. “I’ve even given up on going to the grocery store two blocks away.” Our journey started in 2010 with this simple statement from a wheelchair user. He did not want to be seen in public as a wheelchair user. He disliked the negative perceptions associated with wheelchairs; that he must be ill or weak. To solve this, we started to create an original mobility device just for him. After one year of development, we exhibited our work at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show. We were overwhelmed by the positive reaction from all over the world. We realized that many people desired this kind of innovation in the mobility industry. We saw how meaningful what we were creating could be for people with mobility issues. This is why we founded WHILL. Our mission is to make technology that is minimalistic, functional and stylish. We intend to fundamentally change the attitudes of personal mobility users, as well as the general perceptions of personal mobility. WHILL’s biggest impact is truly emotional. Since relocating to the US, we have met with over 400 personal mobility device users to gain further insight. Some have even joined our team to further strengthen our ability to fine tune WHILL Model A. Brilliant reactions from many people during test drive events have reaffirmed to us time and time again that our next generation of personal mobility would allow anyone, whether abled or disabled, to ride personal mobility devices in an easy, stylish, and fun manner. Nobody should be confined because they don’t feel comfortable with how they move from point A to point B. We want every individual to be confident, comfortable, and independent.
TypePrivate
Founded2012
HQSan Carlos, US
Websitewhill.us

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Employees (est.) (Sep 2019)66(+4%)

WHILL Office Locations

WHILL has an office in San Carlos
San Carlos, US (HQ)
285 Old County Rd #6
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WHILL Financials and Metrics

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WHILL's latest funding round in September 2018 was reported to be $45 m. In total, WHILL has raised $75.4 m
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WHILL News and Updates

WHILL and Scootaround Team Up to Offer Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) Model for Large Venues and Urban Transportation Worldwide

With WHILL’s Intelligent Personal Electric Vehicles (EVs) and Scootaround’s device rental, repair and service platform, together they have the ability to evolve personal mobility and transportation With WHILL’s Intelligent Personal Electric Vehicles (EVs) and Scootaround’s device rental, repair and …

Robotic Wheelchairs Market to Set Phenomenal Growth (CAGR of 23.84%) from 2018 to 2022

HTF Market Report released a new research document of 105 pages on industry titled as 'Global Robotic Wheelchairs Market 2018-2022' with detailed analysis, Competitive landscape, forecast and strategies. Posted via Industry Today. Follow us on Twitter @IndustryToday

WHILL Blogs

2019 Japan-U.S. Innovation Program Selects WHILL as SunBridge Emerging Leader Award Winner

At WHILL, innovation is one of our main goals, which is why we are so honored to announce that our founder Satoshi Sugie has been named the Emerging Leader – Japan at the Japan-US Innovation Awards this year. Given his years of hard work, we are thrilled to see him receive such recognition. Press re…

WHILL Retires the Model M Power Wheelchair

As of March 1, 2019, sales of the WHILL Model M power wheelchair have been discontinued. When the Model M was released, the intention was to service a segment of mobility device users who had more complex seating requirements as well as have the option to get a portion of the device covered through …

WHILL Unveiled the Future of Mobility at CES 2019: Autonomous Drive System and MaaS Business Model

On January 8 at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, WHILL, Inc. introduced the future of last-mile transportation—the WHILL Autonomous Drive System (ADS), and

Notice: Assembly Procedure of WHILL Model Ci

Important Product Safety Notice on the Assembly Procedure of WHILL Model Ci. This notice is to reiterate the potential risk of

WHILL Model Ci Earns Spot on TIME’s Best Inventions of 2018 List

WHILL, Inc. today announced their Model Ci personal electric vehicle (EV) received top accolades from one of the nation's most esteemed publications, TIME, as one of the “50 Best Inventions of 2018.”

WHILL, Inc. Raises $45 Million In Funding

WHILL, Inc., the innovative company behind the award-winning, next-generation Personal Electric Vehicles (PEVs), announced today that it has completed procurement of $45 million dollars in funding led by...

WHILL Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was WHILL founded?

    WHILL was founded in 2012.

  • How many employees does WHILL have?

    WHILL has 66 employees.

  • Who are WHILL competitors?

    Competitors of WHILL include Care Visions, Sevacare and South Coast Nursing Homes.

  • Where is WHILL headquarters?

    WHILL headquarters is located at 285 Old County Rd #6, San Carlos.

  • Where are WHILL offices?

    WHILL has an office in San Carlos.

  • How many offices does WHILL have?

    WHILL has 1 office.