Rough Rider Wheelchair

Whirlwind Wheelchair International, Ralph Hotchkiss

Product description Brand name and product description

Rough Rider Wheelchair is a wheelchair designed to handle rugged terrain with ease.

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

Countries: USA, South Africa, Turkey, Georgia, Mexico, Vietnam, Indonesia.

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

RoughRiders are purchased by international NGOs, governments, and individuals engaged in local wheelchair provision. This list of field partners is available.

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

BOGO program in US makes the RoughRider available to US consumers starting $875 USD, 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 Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

Free Wheelchair Mission, Rough Terrain Wheelchair (Motivation UK), Leveraged Freedom Chair (MIT Mobility Lab), ROC Wheels (Reach Out and Care). A list of organizations distributing wheelchairs in the developing world (their own design and/or second-hand) is referenced.

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)

Wheelchair users in developing countries who are in need of wheelchairs that can withstand rugged terrain such as in urban slums and rural villages.

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