Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sign in

Mario Bollini: Wheelchair Design for Developing Countries

Mario Bollini ’09 Course 2 participated in the MIT Public Service Fellowship program, the MIT IDEAS Competition, and in the service learning class, SP. 784, Wheelchair Design for the Developing World. Mario helped design the Figure-Eight drive train, a multi-geared system for mobility-impaired handcycle users that allows them to switch between two gear ratios when traversing various types of terrain in Kenya. Mario was also part of the IDEAS Team, Leveraged Freedom Chair, which received the International Technology Award in 2008 for their design of a wheelchair that can be used indoors and then switched over to lever-powered mode for more efficiency over rugged terrain.

Comments (0)

It looks like no one has posted a comment yet. You can be the first!

You need to log in, in order to post comments.

MIT Public Service Center Videos

MIT Public Service Center Videos

Category: Global Awareness & Action | Updated almost 6 years ago

Created
June 16, 2009 16:13
Category
Tags
License
All Rights Reserved (What is this?)
Additional Files


Viewed
47823 times

More from MIT Public Service Center Videos

Phi Ho

Phi Ho

Added almost 8 years ago | 00:00:31 | 28666 views

Grace Lee & Shammi Quddus

Grace Lee & Shammi Quddus

Added almost 6 years ago | 00:02:55 | 28787 views

Voces del Pueblo: a video abstract

Voces del Pueblo: a video abstract

Added over 6 years ago | 00:04:01 | 9790 views

HeatSource Invention

HeatSource Invention

IDEAS Competition

Added over 6 years ago | 00:04:20 | 8650 views

MIT Public Service Center: An Overview

MIT Public Service Center: An Overview

Added over 7 years ago | 00:03:34 | 23284 views

Inventor: Justin Tan

Inventor: Justin Tan

Inventors

Added over 6 years ago | 00:00:51 | 15459 views