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Endurance: The Open Source Wheelchair

Mobility is the most basic need that enables us the access to live a full, productive, and happy life, and you can't do that if you're trapped in your own home.

 

Persons with disabilities need to be able to hold a job, parent our children, to travel and enjoy all the gifts this world has to offer. 

 

Mobility equipment users want a chair that they can take off-road, off-sidewalk, and still maneuver effectively through their home. There is no power wheelchair currently on the market that meets these needs to enable persons with disabilities to live their full and best lives.

 

The Mobility Independence Foundation will develop designs capable of doing each of those tasks.

 

The goal of Mobility Independence Foundation is to provide accessibility designs and completed equipment to the world in an open-source, easy-to-license format. 

 

This will allow people with disabilities to access equipment better suited to their needs, because we listen to their needs.

 

Our open-source designs will be available for individuals to use, improve or customize for their own accessibility needs.

 

The MIF will perform its work in four steps:

  1. Create an open-source modular design for a mobility wheelchair that can be built using off the rack parts.
  2. Provide the open-source designs to the community, so that providers worldwide can utilize the designs.
  3. Provide equipment and components to those who need it most.
  4. Through outreach to disabled communities, get real feedback about the features that are needed for mobility equipment, design modular upgrades, technological components, or custom parts that will meet the needs of individuals with unique needs.

 

Thank you for your interest in the Mobility Independence Foundation and for your consideration of support for our mission.

 

The Mobility Independence Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit and all contributions will be tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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Organized by The Mobility Independence Foundation Inc
501(c)(3) Private Operating Foundation · EIN 92-0887459
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