Cheap off-road wheelchair for developing countries

23-year-old British Janna Deeble has developed the world’s first inexpensive wheelchair to overcome the difficult terrain. Specially designed construction is able to easily move in the desert and in the jungle.

Disabled people using wheelchairs in developed countries have no mobility problems: ramps, elevators, sidewalks and walkways – all to make the public space as accessible as possible to everyone. The situation in developing countries is different in African countries. In small villages it is in vain to look for asphalt roads or paved sidewalks, so a normal trolley is not useful there.

This is to remedy the project of a 23-year-old British inventor named SafariSeat. Janna Deeble, who spent his childhood in Kenya, knows perfectly well how hard it is for a disabled person to live there. So he decided to create a wheelchair that would allow it.

Although there are already battery-powered trolleys capable of driving into difficult terrain, however, they are very expensive devices, so the average African resident can not afford to buy them. SafariSeat does not have a battery and modern technology, so it’s much cheaper.

The trolley is made of universal bicycle parts, and the steering provides a special lever. The most innovative solution is the independent suspension of all four wheels, which ensures their continuous contact with the ground, giving maximum stability and the ability to overcome uneven terrain.

The trolley has already passed the first tests, and now the inventor has launched a campaign on Kickstarter to fund the launch of the trolley. In fact, she already assured, because the amount was almost twice the amount needed.