MIT Student Develops Off-Road Wheelchair [video]

Even though we’re an ATV web site, just about all things off-road are of interest to us. One thing we saw that we were eager to share was a new off-road wheelchair.

With the goal of providing affordable transportation to disabled people in developing countries, MIT PhD student, Amos Winter developed what he calls the Leveraged Freedom Chair (LFC). Check out two videos of the LFC below the jump.

Traditional wheelchairs are at their best on paved surfaces or indoors, but they are not meant for much off-road use. Unfortunately, many people in developing countries who need a wheelchair don’t live anywhere near paved roads, so they have to travel over dirt roads and other obstacles that just aren’t passable with a normal wheelchair.

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