28th June 2023
The Pool Lift Company is proud to launch SEATRAC, a revolutionary product designed by the University of Patras and Tobea Ltd in Greece, which enables people with disabilities or limited mobility to easily access the sea and other open water activities.
SEATRAC is a tried and tested track system that has already made over 200 beaches in Greece, Italy and Cyprus more accessible. As sole distributor for SEATRAC in the UK and Ireland, the Pool Lift Company will demonstrate how the product works to the custodians of our waters over the coming months.
The product consists of a remote-operated ramp and a sliding chair which moves its passenger across uneven and tricky terrains into the water. It can be adapted according to the length or gradient of a beach, making it suitable for almost any environment including lakes.
SEATRAC provides its passenger with autonomous access to open water activities. To operate, the user adjusts the height of the SEATRAC chair before manoeuvring themselves into it. Using a waterproof remote, the user then moves along a ramp towards the water.
Harnessing the use of solar power, SEATRAC operates independently and can be installed without disturbing or altering the landscape.
Ignatios Fotiou, one of the creators of the product and Managing Director of Tobea Ltd, is thrilled to have the Pool Lift Company on board as their main UK distributor and cannot wait for SEATRAC to be embraced at popular tourist spots all around the UK.
“Our key objective has always been to give people with disabilities the opportunity to enjoy a simple leisure activity, such as swimming, completely unassisted. SEATRAC opens the opportunity for everyone to enhance their wellbeing and fitness through water activities. Working with the Pool Lift Company will help us continue our mission to making the world more accessible.”