The Wovel ®Goes Global As “The World’s Safest Snow Shovel”
The Wovel® wheeled snow shovel is defining the new physics of snow removal by introducing an extraordinary degree of safety combined with performance. Now, the University of Massachusetts, one of the top U.S. ergonomic research centers has released the results of an independent study which confirms the overwhelming safety advantage of the Wovel versus conventional snow removal tools. “The biomechanical model shows a huge reduction, by approximately 85%, of risk to injury of lower back with the Wovel, in the test subjects reporting” says Bryan Buchholz, PhD, Professor and Director, Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology, at the University of Massachusetts. “Even when moving heavy loads the Wovel virtually eliminates lower back stress, making it comparable to simply walking” according to Dr. Buchholz, and his research indicates that “the greatly improved efficiency of the Wovel can also reduce overall body exertion by as much as 80% versus shoveling”. The Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that 72,000 medical emergency room visits occur in the U.S. annually due to snow removal injuries including over exertion, heart attacks, strokes, back, muscle, joint and snow blower injuries.