Leveraged Freedom Chair

MIT Mobility Lab, Amos Winter

Product description Brand name and 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) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

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

GRIT distributes the LFC via partners organizations, such as NGOs, government health units, hospitals, and others.

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

$250 USD Interview with representative

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

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 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 3: to improve and promote good health.

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

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

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