Double Paralympian, former team GB wheelchair rugby captain and founder of the Michael Kerr Foundation Michael Kerr has officially announced that he will be brand ambassador for the wheelAIR® cooling backrest cushion for wheelchairs.

The Scottish athlete lives in Glasgow where the wheelAIR® team are also based. They plan to work together to promote the benefits of the wheelAIR® as it nears market launch at the start of November and beyond.

The award-winning wheelAIR® has been designed by Staels Design with the input of Paralympic athletes, like Michael Kerr, as well as wheelchair producers. Its results have far exceeded expectations.

Michael Kerr commented: “I am delighted to officially be the brand ambassador for wheelAIR®. When I first learnt about the benefits it could have for a huge number of chair users and especially for those with spinal cord injuries, I just had to get involved. It ticks all the boxes.”

The wheelAIR® uses inbuilt fan technology to not only cool the back, but reduce users core temperature by taking away excess heat and moisture. This allows for instant comfort and a reduced risk of hyperthermia. The wheelAIR® cushion also offers extra support through a unique blend of carefully selected foams.

Corien Staels, designer of wheelAIR® and CEO of Staels Design said: “Seeing athletes like Michael benefit from the wheelAIR® is so rewarding and reinforces how life changing it could be for so many people. We couldn’t be happier to have Michael on board as our ambassador – we look forward to what the future holds.”

Staels Design’s mission is to improve wheelchair user’s lives by designing stylish products of the highest quality.

Their first product, the wheelAIR®, will be available for purchase online from the start of November.