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Amos Winter:
The cheap all-terrain wheelchair

TEDxBoston 2012 · 11:14 · Filmed Jun 2012
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Amos Winter: The cheap all-terrain wheelchair
11:14 · Filmed June 2012 at TEDxBoston 2012 · Subtitles available in 25 languages

How do you build a wheelchair ready to blaze through mud and sand, all for under $200? MIT engineer Amos Winter guides us through the mechanics of an all-terrain wheelchair that’s cheap and easy to build — for true accessibility — and gives us some lessons he learned along the road.

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Amos Winter and his team at MIT built the Leveraged Freedom Chair, a cheap lever-powered wheelchair whose design and develop put the user first. Full bio
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