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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.

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.

I love this invention. Fantastic idea! It is the only one (I seen) with no technology involved. It is faster and easier. the world needs more people who are willing to go off the beaten path, and who strive to do what they love, with a deep compassion for fellow beings at the helm.  I’m gearing up for some big changes myself, so thank you for the inspiration and the reminder of what I have inside !