The Leveraged Freedom Chair is designed to enable wheelchair users in developing countries to travel effectively on unpaved surfaces and therefore access and integrate with their community.
- Mountainbike-wheelchair' for rough terrain
- GRIT Freedom Chair
- Country of Implementation
- United States of America
- North America
- First published
“We worked closely with wheelchair users around the developing world while creating the LFC to ensure it meets their unique needs.” Tish SCOLNIK
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 centre for the LFC was established in 2012. Located in India, the centre is in close proximity to developing countries across Asia and Africa, facilitiating the shipment of wheelchairs towhees areas.
Regular wheelchairs are designed for use on fl at and even ground, not the rough terrain of most developing countries. Instead of pushing on the wheels as on a regular wheelchair, LFC riders push on levers, which are biomechanically more efficient.
Solution, Innovation and Impact
Design, manufacturing, distribution of special wheelchairs