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  1. 1. Leverage Freedom Chair ( LFC) WWW.GOGRIT.ORG
  2. 2. GRIT – Tata Trusts Collaboration. Global Research Innovation Technology : GRIT is a social enterprise startup based in Boston, Massachusetts. We believe in a stakeholder driven design process, where the people who use a technology help to design it. We started as the MIT Mobility Lab where we invented the Leveraged Freedom Chair (LFC), a lever-powered all-terrain wheelchair. After four years of testing the LFC in the field, we founded GRIT in 2012 to bring the LFC to market. We help people with disabilities get off-road and on with their lives. GRIT Team : GRIT was founded by mechanical engineers who met in the MIT Mobility Lab and are passionate about using technology to improve people's lives Tata Trusts : Jamsetji Tata, the Founder of the Tata group, and his sons Dorab and Ratan, bequeathed much of their personal wealth to the many trusts they created for the greater good of India and its people. Today the Tata trusts have come to control 66 percent of the shares of Tata Sons, the promoter holding company of the group.
  3. 3. Leverage Freedom Chair. ( LFC) Product Overview  Enables disabled people in developing countries to move beyond the pavement .  Provides the ease in mobility they need to lead independent lives.  Riders pushes levers instead of wheels , which give them torque to move with ease on rough terrain.  Designed out available materials which can be fixed in local bicycle repair shop.  Reduces the cost of maintenance and repair unlike the regular wheel chair. LFC can be repaired at a ordinary bi-cycle repair shop .
  4. 4. Leverage Freedom Chair ( LFC) . Adjustable Centre of Gravity The seat can be slid forward and backward on the frame to adjust the center of gravity of chair. Thus giving the rider better grip and maneuver the chair’s movement on rough terrain without losing balance. Seat Width The LFC available in three seat widths. Smallest Size that allows one put their open hands between user’s legs and mud guard. Replaceable Cushion LFC comes with a comfortable cushion. It can be easily replaced with standard size pressure –relief cushions.
  5. 5. Leverage Freedom Chair (LFC) LFC Features and Measurements Price : 12,000 INR ( excluding all tax components)
  6. 6. Leverage Freedom Chair. ( LFC) Insights on adoption of LFC basis field trials ( 2011- till date)  40% adoption during the field trials in India in both rural and urban patients across India.  60% adoption in women during the trials  LFC is 74% faster and 28% more efficient than a conventional wheel chair.  50% more torque than regular conventional wheel chair. Watch LFC in Action
  7. 7. Leverage Freedom Chair. ( LFC) Customer Testimonials
  8. 8. Leverage Freedom Chair (LFC) Partners Manufacturing Partner : LFC is manufactured locally in Pithampur near the city of Indore in Madhya Pradesh. This allows LFC to be distributed locally in India. NGO Partner :