GEN_1 Design Wheelchair

Whirlwind Wheelchair International, Ralph Hotchkiss

[Rough Rider Wheelchair] (http://www.whirlwindwheelchair.org/ “http://www.whirlwindwheelchair.org/”) is a wheelchair designed to handle rugged terrain with ease.

Product description

[Rough Rider Wheelchair] (http://www.whirlwindwheelchair.org/ “http://www.whirlwindwheelchair.org/”) is a wheelchair designed to handle rugged terrain with ease.

Target region(s)
Georgia, Indonesia, Mexico, South Africa, Turkey, United States, Viet Nam
Distributors/implementing organizations

RoughRiders are purchased by international NGOs, governments, and individuals engaged in local wheelchair provision. This

(https://whirlwindwheelchair.org/partners/ “https://whirlwindwheelchair.org/partners/”) of field partners is available.

Market suggested retail price

BOGO program in US makes the RoughRider available to US consumers starting [$875 USD,] (http://www.whirlwindwheelchair.org/roughrider/ “http://www.whirlwindwheelchair.org/roughrider/”) which covers the cost of an additional RoughRider for donation to someone in a developing country. End users in developing countries receive RoughRiders as a donation from community organizations.

Competitive landscape

Free Wheelchair Mission, Rough Terrain Wheelchair (Motivation UK), Leveraged Freedom Chair (MIT Mobility Lab), ROC Wheels (Reach Out and Care). A

(http://globalcrisis.info/machinesforfreedom.html “http://globalcrisis.info/machinesforfreedom.html”) of organizations distributing wheelchairs in the developing world (their own design and/or second-hand) is referenced.

SDG targeted

Goal [3] (http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals/ “http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals/”): to improve and promote good health.

Target user(s)

[Wheelchair users in developing countries] (http://www.whirlwindwheelchair.org/ “http://www.whirlwindwheelchair.org/”) who are in need of wheelchairs that can withstand rugged terrain such as in urban slums and rural villages.

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