Our Wheelchairs

We have a simple solution to address the basic mobility needs of millions living with disabilities in the developing world: a cost-effective and durable wheelchair. All three of our wheelchair models are designed to be resilient enough to withstand regular use in rugged terrain more common in the developing world. Our wheelchair design and distribution model allow us to maximize our impact around the globe, lifting thousands off the ground and gifting them with not only mobility but a renewed sense of dignity, hope and independence. 

 
Wheelchair Gen_1

OVERVIEW

Design Goals:
GEN_1 is a multipurpose wheelchair designed for use in rugged terrain. It provides basic mobility to a broad range of recipients, and it is generally recommended for those who do not need adjustments to the wheelchair to aid postural support.

Global Roll Out: 2001

SPECS

Sizes One Size
Colors White chair, black frame and wheels
Folding Capability No
Maintenance Designed to provide 3-5 years of service with normal use, providing it is appropriately maintained. Each recipient is supplied with a wrench, air pump, patch kit and recipient manual for home maintenance, plus contact information for local resources should service, maintenance, further training or information be required.
Assembly Time Wheelchairs arrive unassembled; assembly takes about 15 minutes
Footrest Adjustability Yes - single solid footrest for both feet can be adjusted to accommodate four different leg lengths and may be pivoted forward or backward as needed at each length.
Wheels / Tires Rear tires are 24" with medium tread and an inflatable inner tube, with chrome-steel rims and black-painted steel push-rims attached in four places. Front wheels are large rubber castors for increased wheelbase and stability.
Harness Optional over-the-shoulder 5-point harness helps provide secure seating for smaller recipients and recipients requiring additional postural support.
Seating Seat and backrest are a single piece of injection-molded polypropylene resin attached to a custom steel frame. The seat and backrest are UV-resistant to diminish damage from sunlight.
Propulsion Push-rims on tires for self-propulsion or attendant propulsion through direct contact with frame
Brakes Independent steel-locking system on each rear wheel
Net Weight 17.4 kg / 38.4 lbs

 

Assembly Video



Wheelchair Gen_2

OVERVIEW

Design Goals:
GEN_2 was designed with adjustability in mind, allowing for a more customized fit to address each individual recipient’s personal needs. Recommended for smaller recipients, those who require additional adjustment to the wheelchair and/or those who need to commute longer distances.

Global Roll Out: 2012

SPECS

Sizes Three Sizes (S, M, L)
Colors Light blue frame, black wheels
Folding Capability No
Maintenance Designed to provide 3-5 years of service with normal use, providing it is appropriately maintained. Each recipient is supplied with a wrench, air pump, patch kit and recipient manual for home maintenance, plus contact information for local resources should service, maintenance, further training or information be required.
Assembly Time Wheelchairs arrive unassembled; assembly takes about 20 minutes
Footrest Adjustability Yes - two independent footrests can each be adjusted to accommodate any combination of ten different leg lengths and may be angled as needed at each length. Footrests can also swing away 180˚ to aid transfers and include an optional calf support strap.
Wheels / Tires Rear tires are 26" with medium tread and an inflatable inner tube, with chrome-steel rims and black-painted steel push-rims attached in four places. Front wheels are large rubber castors for increased wheelbase and stability.
Harness Optional seat belt with quick release to provide secure seating for recipients who require additional postural support
Seating Seat is attached to a custom steel frame by polypropylene webbing straps secured with parachute cord. The adjustable backrest (four height positions) is composed of EVA foam padding inside a water-resistant, fire-retardant nylon cover.
Propulsion Push-rims on tires for self-propulsion or attendant propulsion using included handlebars
Brakes Independent steel-locking system on each rear wheel
Net Weight 18.8 kg / 36.4 lbs

 

User Video




Wheelchair Gen_3

OVERVIEW

Design Goals:
GEN_3 mirrors the customizability of GEN_2 but has the added benefit of being foldable to address needs we've seen in the field for better home storage and more convenient transportability.

Global Roll Out: 2015

SPECS

Sizes Four Sizes (S, M, L, XL)
Colors Bright blue frame, black wheels
Folding Capability Yes
Maintenance Designed to provide 3-5 years of service with normal use, providing it is appropriately maintained. Each recipient is supplied with a wrench, air pump, patch kit and recipient manual for home maintenance, plus contact information for local resources should service, maintenance, further training or information be required.
Assembly Time Wheelchairs arrive mostly assembled; assembly takes about 10 minutes
Footrest Adjustability Yes - two independent footrests can each be adjusted to accommodate any combination of ten different leg lengths and may be angled as needed at each length. Footrests can also swing away 180˚ to aid transfers and include an optional calf support strap.
Wheels / Tires Rear tires are 26" with medium tread and an inflatable inner tube, with chrome-steel rims and black-painted steel push-rims attached in four places. Front wheels are large rubber castors for increased wheelbase and stability.
Harness Optional seatbelt with quick release to provide secure seating for recipients who require additional postural support
Seating Seat is attached to a custom steel frame by polypropylene webbing straps secured with parachute cord. The adjustable backrest (four height positions) is composed of EVA foam padding inside a water-resistant, fire-retardant nylon cover.
Propulsion Push-rims on tires for self-propulsion or attendant propulsion using included handlebars
Brakes Independent steel-locking system on each rear wheel
Net Weight 20.4 kg / 45.6 lbs

 

Assembly Video


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