08 Jan 2018
Our customers are at the heart of everything we do at Frasers Centrepoint Singapore and our malls are designed to be enjoyed by everyone, as we continue to support the creation of an ever more inclusive society in Singapore.
The Frasers Centrepoint Wellness Award, funded by Frasers Centrepoint Limited, recognises and supports student-led projects that promote wellness in the larger community. We are pleased to share that this award is now in its second year, driven by the strong participation from our youth.
This year, we provided seed funding to the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) to support their student-driven community project.
Project Emma aims to improve the independent mobility of wheelchair users, with specially designed motorised attachments that improves navigation and maneuverability. These motorised wheelchairs, a result of their one-year project are equipped with a steering shaft which eases the physical strain that comes with a traditional wheelchair.
Simple and intuitive: Shoppers easily adapted to the use of EMMA, the motorised wheelchair
Project EMMA was rolled out in Waterway Point and Causeway Point recently, to the appreciation of our less-mobile customers. The SUTD team brought these motorised wheelchairs into our malls and provided our shoppers with first-hand experience at operating them. EMMA will also be rolled out at Northpoint City next month.
Members of Team Mobearlize from SUTD, the minds behind this innovation, teaching shoppers how to use EMMA at Waterway Point and Causeway Point.
EMMA runs on lead batteries that have a charging time of two hours and lasts for 25 kilometres before the next recharge.
Shoppers can exchange their wheelchairs to try out the motorised wheelchair loan service at the customer service counters during their time in our mall.
We often hear about the challenges in our society and daily environment regarding accessibility. We look forward to supporting more initiatives that cater towards a fully accessible and inclusive community.