Leveraged Freedom Chair

MIT Mobility Lab, Amos Winter

[Leveraged Freedom Chair (LFC)] (http://www.gogrit.us/lfc “http://www.gogrit.us/lfc”) is a 3-wheeled, wheelchair designed for use on rough terrain with push levers to allow movement.

Product description

[Leveraged Freedom Chair (LFC)] (http://www.gogrit.us/lfc “http://www.gogrit.us/lfc”) is a 3-wheeled, wheelchair designed for use on rough terrain with push levers to allow movement.

Target region(s)
Guatemala, Haiti, India, Kenya, Philippines, Uganda, Viet Nam
Distributors/implementing organizations

GRIT [distributes] (http://www.gogrit.us/lfc “http://www.gogrit.us/lfc”) the LFC via partners organizations, such as NGOs, government health units, hospitals, and others.

Market suggested retail price

$250 USD^Interview ^with ^representative

Competitive landscape

Free Wheelchair Mission, Rough Terrain Wheelchair (Motivation UK), RoughRider (Whirlwind Wheelchair International), ROC Wheels (Reach Out and Care). Here is a complete

(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).

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)

[Disabled individuals in developing countries,] (http://www.gogrit.us/lfc “http://www.gogrit.us/lfc”) who require a wheelchair that can function on rough terrain.

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