#HackOnWheels is back! We are having a makeathon on 16 July. We are bringing together wheelchair users, designers, engineers, and makers to design, develop and test the first open source wheelchair designs. Join us!
According to the World Health Organization over 65 million people need a wheelchair to be part of society and live an independent life. To give freedom a wheelchair must be customized to the body, environment, and lifestyle of its user. Due to the prohibitive price of traditional design manufacturing, and distribution 52 million people who need a wheelchair are deprived of this freedom.
We believe that user led design, digital fabrication, open hardware, and the maker movement can change this.
We are establishing an online library of opensource designs and instructions for making fully customizable wheelchairs that anyone can freely use, adapt and develop.
We are forming a community of makers and people who need wheelchairs connected, inspired and enabled to create fully customized wheelchairs.
We are hacking wheelchairs.
We need you.