Thursday
November 3
2016

The All-Terrain Wheelchair Designed for People in Developing Countries

Social enterprise, Uji, has designed a wheelchair for disabled people living in developing countries.

SafariSeat is the first project from the social enterprise, and is designed to be low cost, all terrain and open-source, so that it can be made in basic workshops using bicycle parts.

Designer Janna Deeble, who grew up in Kenya, was inspired to create SafariSeat by a Samburu man he met who had been disabled since birth with polio. The man was only able to crawl to move around, and was completely dependent on others.

Source: Design Week (link opens in a new window)

Categories
Entrepreneurship
Tags
social enterprise, social entrepreneurship, social impact