GEN_1 Design Wheelchair

Free Wheelchair Mission, Don Schoendorfer

GEN_1 Design Wheelchair is a durable wheelchair designed for use in rugged terrain.

Product description Brand name and product description

The GEN_1 Design is a one-size-fits-all multipurpose wheelchair designed for use in rugged terrain. It provides basic motility to a wide range of users and is generally recommended for those who do not need adjustments to the wheelchair to aid postural support. The GEN_1 Design is designed and manufactured under Free Wheelchair Mission (FWM).

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

The wheelchairs have been distributed in 93 countries.

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

Free Wheelchair Mission works in collaboration with other charitable organizations acting as local distribution partners.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

~80 USD

The cost is borne by FWM and local distribution partners. Wheelchairs are distributed free of cost to beneficiaries.

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

Rough Rider Wheelchair (Whirlwind Wheelchair International), Rough Terrain Wheelchair (Motivation UK), Leveraged Freedom Chair (GRIT), 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 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 3: Good health and well-being

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Physically disabled persons in low- and middle-income countries. Eligibility criteria to qualify for a free wheelchair can be found on the designer’s website.

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