The problem with current wheelchairs? They’re not versatile enough for developing countries’ unpaved roads, steep hillsides and generally handicap unfriendly buildings. Enter the Leveraged Freedom Chair, a more powerful wheelchair controlled by levers that moves like a mountain bike.
The LFC is made entirely from bike parts and works similarly to a mountain bike. The wheelchair uses a lever system to manoeuvre with different grips offering different benefits – a high grip gives more torque, a low grip increases angular velocity – sorta like switching gears on a bike. Bonus points: any old bike shop will be able to repair it too.