Friday, November 30, 2012

All Terrain wheelchair - $200



Maybe you don't want to go up a mountain track. Maybe you just want to get to work a kilometer down a dirt road? 
This TED (Technology, Education and Design) video shows an MIT engineer describing a chair that is designed and built for the third world -  the Leveraged Freedom Chair, a cheap lever-powered wheelchair whose design and development put the user first.

3 comments:

  1. This is utterly brilliant. Go to the video and see what an ingenious mind can make out of nearly nothing [sort of]!

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  2. It is amazing isn't it? A TrailRider, by comparison, costs $7000!

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  3. Greetings,
    I have been working on my senior project for about 7 months now, and as part of it, I am tentatively scheduling a trip to the top of Half Dome using the Trailrider and rock climbing equipment. I have been talking to Yosemite, rock climbers, and many more people. I am looking for volunteer sherpas, as well as somebody with a Trailrider that wants to go. I have had a professional adaptive rock climber donate the climbing gear. For more information watch the video below.
    https://youtu.be/uZ_FPZWP6b4
    Cheers,
    J. Colin Quinn-Briggs Cal Poly 2017
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    Preview YouTube video The All Accessible Project

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