GRIT: Leveraged Freedom Chair Concept

What if we could grant chair-bound people the freedom to move around as they please, regardless of nature’s conditions?

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We partnered with GRIT to conduct an exploratory project, envisioning a new iteration of the LFC design.

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Challenge

Wheelchairs bring the gift of mobility to millions of disabled individuals—until rough terrain gets in the way. But what if we could grant chair-bound people the freedom to move around as they please, regardless of nature’s conditions?

Several mechanical engineers at MIT put their minds together to create an all-terrain wheelchair. Their original model is remarkable for its usability and affordability. Two manual levers propel the chair and its occupant across even the most rugged landscape.

The group formed a company called GRIT (Global Research and Innovation Technology) and currently manufactures the acclaimed Leveraged Freedom Chair (LFC). We partnered with GRIT to conduct an exploratory project, envisioning a new iteration of the LFC design.

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Research & Insights

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Solution

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Our team designed and delivered a concept model of the Leveraged Freedom Chair called the LFC Prime. Never manufactured for the U.S. market, the LFC Prime showcases what could be possible for wheelchair innovation in developed countries.

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Results