Kickstart for SafariSeat
Posted on 10/11/2016 by IED
SafariSeat is a wheelchair that has been designed specifically for people in developing countries. It’s low cost, all-terrain and open source. SafariSeat can be made in basic workshops using bicycle parts, which makes it easy to repair.
Essentially, where sand replaces pavement, SafariSeat helps people with disabilities lead independent lives. It’s a remarkable and much needed breakthrough, which Cara O’Sullivan MIED, pictured above, discusses in detail in her article on page 22. Now SafariSeat has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise money to build as many chairs as possible and develop an open source manual. Local workshops can then use the manual to make SafariSeats for their communities. See www.safariseat.org.