The World’s First All-Terrain Wheelchair for Kids

Making it possible for every kid to be active, independent, and adventurous.

Letting kids be kids

Meet the GRIT Junior

Kids want to be playing outside with friends, going on nature hikes with their parents, or just having fun being active. But for many kids, this just hasn’t been possible. Well, now it is.

With the GRIT Junior, your child can finally enjoy the outdoors alongside their friends and family.

The GRIT Junior is a manual wheelchair designed by MIT engineers. It allows small children to propel themselves over tough terrain using a unique lever system

GRIT Junior pediatric rugged lever wheelchair shown with push handles, footplate, levers, molded seatback, and mountain bike tires

“The GRIT Freedom Chair has allowed our daughter to gain strength. It encourages her to go outside even in the cold and provides a great workout.—Levi A.

Child pushes levers of GRIT Junior all-terrain kids wheelchair on snow with adult holding push handles behind

Why Parents Love the GRIT Junior

All parents want what’s best for their kids. With the GRIT Junior, this is now possible. Give any child the ability to fully experience the outdoors and get healthy exercise, all while making things easier for parents.
Kid pushes down on levers using GRIT Junior next to adult in GRIT Freedom Chair with other adult holding push handles behind child

Opens up a world of family activities

When the outdoors become accessible, a new world opens up. Take your kid hiking through the woods, have a picnic on the beach, play lawn games, or let your little one guide the adventure.

"We can go out on the trails as a family again!" - Becky C.

Child rides GRIT Junior outdoor wheelchair on snow-covered trail through trees with adult accompanying behind

Easy to push — say goodbye to carrying them

The GRIT Junior allows for true independence. Kids can now propel themselves. Want to help? No problem. The chair’s trail handles allow for effortless pushing assistance.

"This is so much easier to push than anything else." —Jen S.

GRIT Junior rugged wheelchair shown disassembled and packed inside open trunk of small sedan with paper bags also fitting in trunk

Simple to disassemble, transport, and repair

The GRIT Junior is easy to repair right at home or at a local bike shop. Disassembly is a breeze, and the GRIT Junior easily fits in the trunk or backseat of a small-sized car.

“We packed 2 GRIT chairs in a Prius with only 1 seat down.” —Marie H.


Why kids love the GRIT Junior

To kids, the GRIT Junior isn’t a medical device. It’s a special mountain bike they can sit in and go on adventures. Just be ready for all their friends and classmates to get jealous and ask to take the GRIT Junior for a spin.

"It's my 7-year-old son using it. He loves it. He was just riding it around and said ‘Look, I can go as fast as a shooting star!’" —Eileen P.

One child using GRIT Freedom Chair looks back at camera while on dirt path uphill with three other kids

Spend quality time with friends

With the GRIT Junior, your child never has to feel left behind. Whether their friends are playing in the woods, the grass, or the snow, your kid will be right there with them.

Young boy drives GRIT Junior wheelchair using levers while on grass

Gain freedom & independence

Once kids get to a certain age, they start craving independence. Some things they’ll want to do themselves. The GRIT Junior lets you balance between their freedom and safety.

Youth smiles holding top of levers on GRIT Freedom Chair offroad wheelchair on gravel pathway lined with grass and wooden fences

It’s a blast!

At the end of the day, kids are just looking to have a good time. For them, The GRIT Junior isn’t therapy— it’s sport.

“This is fun… this is awesome!” –JJ


Why physical therapists love the GRIT Junior

Physical Therapists look for adaptive equipment that is safe and effective. That’s why therapists like Jennifer Skeesick recommend the GRIT Junior.

“Our kids now have a chance to fall in love with the outdoors in equipment that is built for exploring and it grows as kids grow.” —Jennifer Skeesick, PT, DPT, SCS, CAF Regional Director- Idaho

Engineered to grow up with them

The GRIT Junior is built with adjustable parts, allowing it to accommodate a growing kid.

This chair will come with a quick-release adjustable seatback (height, depth, angle), quick-release adjustable footrest with strap points, adjustable brake engagement, swappable lever width, and adjustable Trail Handles.

Helps kids develop strength and physical abilities

This is a great way for kids to get exercise safely and enjoyably. The arm motion puts less strain on their shoulders going through outdoor terrain than an everyday chair.

Easily navigating the outdoors will be a healthy activity they will enjoy again and again.

Child looks at camera while independently riding GRIT Junior rugged wheelchair on paved asphalt outdoors

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