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The Leveraged Freedom Chair: Amos Winter at TEDxBoston

How do you make a mountain bike for your arms that doesn't have the mountain bike cost and complexity?In the developing world, rough roads and muddy walking paths often provide the only access to education, employment, and community but are impassable for people confined in a conventional wheelchair. Amos Winter, mechanical engineer at MIT, unites design, engineering, ingenuity and an intense engagement with the disabled to create a lever powered wheelchair that can be built anywhere, fixed anywhere and ridden anywhere. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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