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Leveraged Freedom Chair

Collaboration on Mobility for Many Worlds

Wheelchairs the bring the gift of mobility to millions of disabled individuals, until rough terrain gets in the way.

What if we could give people even more flexibility regardless of nature’s conditions?

Continuum helped MIT’s Mobility Lab envision the next generation of the Leveraged Freedom Chair. With variable speed controls just like high or low gears on a mountain bike, the new off-road chair was impactful from the start in testing. It moved 76% faster on flat ground and got 51% higher torque on rough terrain. Most importantly, it delivered a newfound sense of emotional independence.

The award-winning wheelchair is actively being developed in the United States by Global Research Innovation & Technology (GRIT). GRIT plans to have a ridable prototype of the high performance chair by the end of 2013. For more information about the chair, its current development process, and ordering information, please visit


Fast Company Innovation By Design Award
Concepts Award
International Design Excellence Awards
Bronze, Leisure & Recreation Concepts
Red Dot Award
Spark International Design Awards
World Changing Category