Startup of the week / Pretty plastic wheelchairs for the developing world
These relatively low-cost wheelchairs were inspired by plastic playground facilities, explains Pablo Kaplan.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it, they say. But what if it ain't broke but could be a lot better, and save disabled children, too? That's the rationale behind an Israeli startup's colorful plastic wheelchairs, which are cheaper to make than the traditional metal ones, prettier – and designed with the human in view. That had been less of an issue when the devices were first invented in the 5th century.
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