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.

2 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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