Leveraged Freedom Chair

MIT Mobility Lab, Amos Winter

[Leveraged Freedom Chair (LFC)] is a 3-wheeled, wheelchair designed for use on rough terrain with push levers to allow movement.

Product description

[Leveraged Freedom Chair (LFC)] is a 3-wheeled, wheelchair designed for use on rough terrain with push levers to allow movement.

Target region(s)

[Developing countries]  across the world, including Guatemala, Haiti, India, Kenya, Philippines, Vietnam, Uganda, to name a few. LFCs have been distributed worldwide through partner organizations in [17 countries.]

Distributors/implementing organizations

GRIT [distributes] 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 [list] of organizations distributing wheelchairs in the developing world (their own design and/or second-hand).

SDG targeted

Goal [3]: to improve and promote good health.

Target user(s)

[Disabled individuals in developing countries,] who require a wheelchair that can function on rough terrain.

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