Judi Chapman invented the Care E On companion platform because she couldn’t keep up with her husband Byron’s wheelchair. A history of ankle problems had slowed Judi down, and when Byron started using a power chair, he got faster and she kept getting slower. As his independence grew, hers shrunk.

“We would do all of our errands in the morning hours because my wife could only walk so far,” says Byron. “By 2:30 or 3 in the afternoon, it was time to give her leg and herself a rest, so we would be home.”