Gallery: Simple Wheelchairs Made From Reused Plastic Chairs Help Injure...


In order to make wheelchairs more accessible to people in developing countries, two designers are revamping common plastic chairs with a little bit of creative common sense. By affixing the widely available plastic seats to standard wheelchair wheels, Spanish designers Josep Mora and Clara Romaní are able to drastically cut the cost of the products through some simple DIY. Thanks to a workshop settled within a local hospital, this designer duo is giving injured people in Rwanda the freedom to move around by themselves.

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1 Comment

  1. lyn callander April 4, 2013 at 10:21 am

    I am very interested in wheelchairs for use in Zambia. Can you tell me where to obtain the wheels (whether new or secondhand) and the approximate cost.

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