Innovative Practice of the Day: “Mountainbike-Wheelchair” for rough terrain

Regular wheelchairs are designed for the use on flat and even ground, not the rough terrain of most of the developing countries. Instead of pushing on the wheels like a regular wheelchair, LFC riders push on levers, which are biomechanically more efficient. The LFC is built out of steel and bicycle parts that can be found in any rural village in any developing country. This enables repair anywhere. A mass production manufacturing center for the LFC was established in 2012. Located in India, shipment of wheelchairs is in close proximity to developing countries all across Asia and Africa. Read more

 

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