All-terrain wheelchair designed for developing countries

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Despite the good intentions behind donations of wheelchairs to developing countries, the specialist parts and knowledge required to repair them often render them useless. Uji, a United Kingdom-based social enterprise, designs tools to help break cycles of poverty. The company’s first product is the SafariSeat, an all-terrain wheelchair designed specifically for the people in the developing world living outside urban areas. Open-source and built from bicycle parts, the SafariSeat is quick to build and easy to repair, customize and use. The wheelchair uses pump levers to move, and rests on a suspension system similar to a car that keeps all…

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