The MIT-designed and patented Grit Freedom Chair lever drive is easier to push than regular wheelchairs, and way more powerful! The levers help you shift gears like on a bike: you can cruise faster than walking on smooth ground but still have the power you need to climb hills, push through grass, or roll through sand.
Push with less effort and shoulder strain than your regular wheelchair, and ride securely with our powerful brakes, which are engaged by pulling backwards on the levers.
Regular wheelchairs are exhausting to push, hard to use off-road, tricky to fix, and like all medical devices, too expensive. Many people with disabilities are stuck on the pavement: their regular wheelchairs can’t keep up.
While studying mechanical engineering at MIT, we decided to design something better. But we couldn’t do it alone. We enlisted the help of hundreds of wheelchair riders from around the world, as well as seating experts, physical and occupational therapists, and outdoor enthusiasts.
Location: Boston, MA