We believe technology can improve people's lives.
That's why we reinvented the wheelchair.
Regular wheelchairs are exhausting to push, hard to use off-road, tricky to fix, and like all medical devices, too expensive. In developing countries, many people with disabilities are trapped at home, unable to attend work or school. In the United States, many riders are stuck on the pavement: their regular wheelchairs can't keep up. In 2007, as students 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, mobility-focused nonprofits, seating experts, occupational therapists, and outdoor enthusiasts. This is our story.