BE Alink is a Dutch designer, architect, humanitarian, and inventor of the Alinker.
The Alinker story started with a comment of BE’s aging mother- Antonia Esman. While passing some elderly people with walkers and scooters, she said: "over my dead body will I ever use one of those!”. BE set out to design something better for her mum, but soon realised what was truly needed was a vehicle for social change, challenging our assumptions about people with mobility challenges. After all, we are all aging, but instead of dreading what's to come, now we can stay active, be energetic, and experience freedom and joy with The Alinker!"
The Alinker was first introduced to the Dutch market via a crowdfunding campaign in 2014. In 2016, the Alinker was launched in North America through another highly successful crowdfunding campaign. The Alinker team is proud to have created something worth talking about, but most of all, the team is thankful for all the support from customers and Alinker champions in the community. The Alinker isn’t just for him or her, it’s for all of us.
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